Medicine: Megalopolis' Hospitals

In some 1,500 square miles which includes New York City and adjacent sections of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut live 11,000,000 souls bound together by economic and social ties. Among their many superlatives, the inhabitants of this megalopolis support the greatest medical community on earth—814 hospitals and other agencies for care of the sick, which can hospitalize 70,976 bed-ridden patients at one time.

The United Hospital Fund of New York fortnight ago published the first thorough analysis of the financing of those institutions. To run them cost $109,244,000 in the year studied (1934)....

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