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February 9, 1929

The American Hospital of the Twentieth Century. A Treatise on the Development of Medical Institutions, Both in Europe and in America, Since the Beginning of the Present Century.

JAMA. 1929;92(6):497. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700320067033

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The author is a well known hospital architect and authority on hospitals who years ago decided to devote his entire career to the planning of medical institutions. The illustrations include interior and exterior veiews, orientation, details of planning, construction, installations, equipment, interior finish and color schemes, and the treatment of grounds and layouts. Among the twenty-two chapters are those on the administrative department; the service building—kitchen and laundry; heating, ventilation and plumbing; details of construction and finish; equipment, and landscape architecture. Both the illustrations and the subject matter have been brought down to date including the majority, if not all, of the approved recent ideas in hospital planning, construction and equipment. There is a chapter on each of the following departments: surgical, physical therapy, maternity, children's, communicable diseases, psychopathic and tuberculosis. In response to the demands of today, the author has included considerable discussion and information on such subjects as

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