January 24, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(4):250. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490040046009

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The first number of the London Lancet for this year fills its original department with the three prize essays in the competition for the plans of the king's sanatorium. The first, by Dr. Arthur Latham, is a practical monograph on tuberculosis sanatoria. Beside the very complete architectural details on the modified pavilion plan, it gives elaborate statistics and an historical introduction, and a discussion of the questions of immunity and infection as regards tuberculosis, and full comparative statements of institutions in various parts of the world, not only as to their physical features, but their methods of treatment, sanitary arrangements, etc. The other essays, by Drs. F. J. Wethered and Egbert C. Morland, are also meritorious and elaborate, but, in our opinion, less so than the first, though all three supplement each other and cover the subject very thoroughly. As a whole the number is a valuable contribution to the

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