Hospitals are disappearing. While they may never completely go away, they will continue to shrink in number and importance. That is inevitable and good.
The reputation of hospitals in the United States has had its ups and downs. Benjamin Rush, a surgeon general of the Continental Army, called the hospitals of his day the "sinks of human life".
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Thank you for reading The Straits Times
You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.
What is Premium?