xvi, 490 pp. First edition. "The growth of the modern hospital is shaped by the changing needs of man in a constantly changing world, by the impact of the phenomenal and rapid advances in medical knowledge, and by the increasing demands upon today's hospital as a community service. How these forces have influence the development of the Massachusetts General Hospital as it approaches its One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary in 1961 is related in The Massachusetts General Hospital, 1935-1955, by Nathaniel W. Faxon, M.D. Through the events of the hospital's history, its growth and response to change, there are always visible the people who have directed its destinies and the men and women, skilled in the health professions, who have worked together day by day to give better care and greater hope to mankind. In this history, which brings up to date nearly a century and a half of uninterrupted service, are to be found not only the achievements of the past, but also the continuing challenge of the future.""Dr. Faxon disusses the physical growth of the hospital from a single building to the present group of fourteen major buildings and many smaller ones; the extraordinary development of research during these twenty years; and the place of the hospital in the educational field (over 1000 persons receive instruction daily). Included in this comprehensive study are an evaluation of the contributions of women's organizations; chapters on anesthesia, radiology, the tumor clinic, and the blood bank; as well as the tale of the rise and fall of the apothecaries."Keywords: MEDICAL MEDICINE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL FIRST EDITION First edition. Pages toned. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1959. First Edition. Collectible; Like New/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2197335)
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