National Geographic : 1932 Dec
A Fortress of Health MIJ famous (flec/dcal GSenoer n Qlew QJorc fy f N peace-time as well as in war-time a hospital is a fortress of health. Our fine modern hospitals are the richest storehouses in the world of medical knowledge and skill. They are health centers which guard the people of their communities. While your hospital is nursing the sick and the injured, its laboratories are finding new ways to protect your health. As a result of medical research in hospitals, many diseases are disap pearing. Modern surgery, aided by skilful nurs ing in hospitals, restores to health tens of thousands each year. In the past, people generally have thought of hospitals merely as the best places to which they could go in case of accident or when an operation was unavoidable. Today people are rapidly beginning to realize that the hospital is the best place in which to be in event of any serious illness. METROPOLITAN Li FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT . ,, ,,I - -- No home, no matter how comfortable, is so well equipped to furnish the many forms of service-any one of which may be needed instantly and imperatively as a properly conducted hospital. People unfamiliar with the wide scope of hospital work think only of the pa tients in hospital beds. One great hospital in New York City treats in its clinics an average of 1400 visiting pa tients each day. The hospital of the future will play an even greater part in caring for the health of the people. It will be a medical center which radiates health protection. National, State and County hospitals are supported by taxation. A few pri vate hospitals and sanatoria are on a self-supporting basis. But the great majority of private hospitals are de pendent upon endowments and sustain ing contributions for bare necessities proper equipment and needed surgical, medical and nursing staffs. Appreciate Your Local Hospital. FE INSURANCE COMPANY ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. © 1932 M. L.I.CO. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."