Medicine: Hospitals, Internes

According to the third annual hospital number of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there are now 6,830 hospitals in the U. S., as compared with 6,152 in 1920. The total bed capacity is 755,722. Since 1906 the number of hospitals has more than doubled. The largest increase has been in hospitals of from 25 to 50 beds.

Of the 6,830 hospitals, 5,005, or 73.3%, are general hospitals, 1,825, or 26.7%. are special hospitals—a reflection of the extent to which specialization in medicine is increasing. Furthermore, most large general hospitals also...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!