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May 9, 1953


JAMA. 1953;152(2):180-181. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690020072015

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New Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital in Helsinki.  —In the precincts of Helsinki there is a wide, rocky, and partly tree-covered area overlooking the Gulf of Finland and reserved for the erection of university hospitals. A gynecologic hospital and a children's hospital have already been opened in this area, and in February, 1951, the new university hospital for diseases of the ear, nose, and throat was opened. The planning of this hospital dates back many years, and its realization was delayed more than a decade by the war. Lodged under the same roof as the eye hospital, the ear, nose, and throat hospital has 110 beds. The outpatient department on the ground floor has a waiting room for 100 patients and is near an examination room that connects with eight smaller rooms reserved for special examinations. Included in the outpatient department are the polyclinic operation theaters (a room for bronchoesophagoscopy,

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