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To the Editor:
—The description of the new combined medical school and hospital of the Vanderbilt University, and the drawings accompanying the article by Dr. Robinson (The Journal, July 28) are interesting. They have raised certain questions and reflections in my mind which I am asking you to be good enough to publish.Dr. Robinson describes and illustrates in most interesting fashion the new buildings of the Vanderbilt University Medical Department, which are to combine the medical school, laboratory, library and hospital. The new buildings are to be located on the main campus, although this means "abandonment of valuable buildings and land now occupied by the Vanderbilt Medical School." Moreover, he tells us that the hospital will accommodate approximately 170 beds, a number which he states is small for educational purposes; but, he adds, "It constitutes a hospital as large as can well be maintained by the funds available for
Diller T. "THE RELATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION TO THE MEDICAL PLANT". JAMA. 1923;81(7):597. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650070081026