Medicine: U. S. Hospitals

Every day in the year, the American Medical Association keeps a watchful eye on every hospital in the U. S. Last week the Journal of the A. M. A. published its annual hospital report, which contains "the most accurate figures available."

Significant facts:

> There are now 6,166 registered hospitals in the U. S., as compared to 6,128 a year ago. These hospitals hold more than one million beds. Over 70% of the total in crease in beds was due to expansion of public hospitals, which now total 1,728.

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