July 16, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(3):86-87. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420030028007

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How to make a hospital, or other public edifice where fresh air is a prime desideratum, renovate its atmosphere with proper rapidity is a question which is being answered better and better each year. The Medical Press, in treating of some recent devices, says that considerable gains have been made at the numerous public buildings where large fans have been put in, " but the results are generally less satisfactory than those obtained in industrial buildings, mainly because the ventilating engineer is not allowed to handle a public building so as to make it breathe in the same free way that is easily permitted in a factory, where æsthetic and other nice points can be left to take care of themselves." This is a most happy expression regarding the free full breath which such structures as hospitals should be competent to take, and take again, at definite respiratory intervals. One of

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