Repetition and dispersion / 4 jokes become 5 jokes (Crime)
One of the defining characteristics of hospitals during this period was the way the power of science increasingly affected hospital decisions. By 1925, the American hospital had become an institution whose goals were recovery and cure to be achieved by the efforts of professional personnel and increasing medical technology. Hospitals functioned with the advantages of x-rays, laboratories, and aseptic surgery, making hospital operating rooms, with all their technical equipment and specialized personnel, the safest and most convenient places to perform surgery.  As nurses became more important to hospitals, so hospitals became sites for nursing education. In hospital-based nurse training programs, nurses learned under the apprenticeship system, with hospitals utilizing students to provide much of the patient care while graduate nurses went into private duty. During the Great Depression, however, as fewer people could afford private duty nurses, more graduate nurses returned to work in these institutions, although they worked at reduced wages.