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October 25, 1947

Tuberculosis Hospital Planning and Construction

JAMA. 1947;135(8):541-542. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890080071029

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In 1943 a Committee on Sanatorium Planning and Construction was formed by the Medical Section of the National Tuberculosis Association to rewrite the Manual on Sanatorium Planning originally prepared in 1929 and revised in 1939. The first phase of the committee's work was concerned with the collection of information on important trends and changes in sanatorium planning that have occurred in recent years in accordance with modern developments in the treatment and care of tuberculosis. This study led to the development of architectural plans for a 200 bed tuberculosis hospital as well as the publication of the present brochure, a correlative volume on tuberculosis hospital planning and construction. The new edition gives information on practically all phases of sanatorium planning, including the development of individual services and departments. It considers the factors involved in the organization of a hospital program, the selection of an appropriate site, the planning of administrative

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