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January 2, 1892

A NEW HOSPITAL FEATURE FOR PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(1):16. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411050022009

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Abstract

The Medical Press and Circular, November 4, has a description of a new hospital at Berlin, called the Emperor and Empress Frederick Children's Hospital. The pavilion for diphtherial patients has a peculiar arrangement which is designed to imprison the contagium of that disease, whether brought there or generated there. This pavilion is entered by what is known as the " schleuse," or sluice. No person is allowed to pass directly into the ward from the outside world, but must pass from the porter's room into the " schleuse." There the visitor must take a bath and change his clothes; the same process must be gone through with on leaving the pavilion. The hope is that not only will these precautions prevent the conveyance of the disease to any one outside the hospital, but also to the inmates of other parts of the institution. Two new wings for non-contagious diseases have just

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