January 23, 1886

Annual Report of the Supervising Surgeon-General of the Marine Hospital Service of the United States, for the Fiscal Year 1885.

JAMA. 1886;VI(4):110-111. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010118012

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There is much interesting material in this small pamphlet. The first twenty-four pages contain the official report of the Secretary of the Treasury, the most interesting part of which is a description, by the architect, of the new Marine Hospital at Baltimore, which is to consist of eight buildings. Six of of these will form the Hospital portion proper, three being houses for executive business, for the Assistant Surgeon, and for the boiler, engine, dining-room, kitchen, etc., and three being ward buildings. All of the principal floors are on one level, and are connected by wide and spacious verandas, which extend entirely around the ward buildings. The wards proper are 30 feet wide, 109 feet long, and 16 feet high at the sides, and each will accommodate twenty patients. Each ward has two diagonal wings, which can be isolated from direct communication, one containing water-closet, bath and lavatories, the other

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