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November 9, 1912

Comments on Some Plans of Hospital Construction.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(19):1741. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110155043

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This number of the monograph series issued by the New York City Department of Health contains descriptions, views, plans and cost of construction of various hospitals erected and maintained by the city, particularly those for housing and caring for infectious diseases, including the tuberculosis hospital at Otisville. In hospital construction three things have been kept in mind by the department: the value of open air in the treatment of all infectious diseases, the desirability of erecting pavilions that could be used interchangeably for all infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, and simplicity and economy of construction and maintenance. The monograph should be of interest and value to those contemplating hospital construction, as giving the experience of New York City rather than the ideas or theories of architects or others.

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