December 19, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(25):1904-1905. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730250062028

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Modifications in Hospital Construction  The economic crisis has brought about marked retrenchments wherever it has been possible. In Berlin three hospitals have been closed entirely; in others, certain departments have been abolished. Nevertheless, in the opinion of many persons, there is need of a private hospital for the middle class, with moderate prices. Hence, in spite of the stress of the times, born of a certain courageous, optimistic spirit, a 100-bed hospital (landhausklinik) has been erected in Wilmersdorf (near Berlin) by the Vaterländischer Frauenverein, affiliated with the Red Cross Society. The new institution combines in a practical arrangement and with pleasing architectural features three functions in three partially separated buildings: the clinic, the aerztehaus and the nurses' pavilion. The aerztehaus, for the accommodation of the fifteen physicians on the staff, forms a right angle with the clinic building. At the apex of the angle are the entrances, the staircases, the

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