Rosenwald Asks Less Charity, More Efficiency in Hospitals

Calling for less charity and sounder business sense in the general administration of hospitals, Julius Rosenwald, Chicago philanthropist, in speaking at the annual convention of the American Hospital Association here made a plea for efficient service for the man of small means who “expects to buy what he needs but wants it furnished at prices within his reach.”

Before hospital representatives from all over the United States, Julius Rosenwald praised the citizenry of New Orleans for its successful campaign toward the erection of a new hospital for negroes. “The germ of tuberculosis and typhoid fever do not obey Jim Crow laws. A community is in serious danger with only one half protected against disease and the other half likely to be harboring contagion.

“In the operation of hospitals a business man is struck by the large emphasis on charity. There was a time when the mass of the population was poor and depended on the charity of the princes and the rich man. Now each citizen desires to be independent. He expects to pay for what he gets.”

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