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October 25, 1947

Hospitals: Integrated Design

JAMA. 1947;135(8):542. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890080072032

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This book is based on lectures on hospital planning given under the joint auspices of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Department of Public Works of New York City. It contains nineteen richly illustrated chapters giving a wealth of information on practically all phases of hospital planning and construction. There is an initial discussion of hospital needs as well as the integration of hospital services in a fully coordinated community plan. Then follow the general considerations of location, site, orientation, architectural planning and detailed analyses of individual departments, supplemented by numerous floor plans and other illustrative material. Careful consideration has been given to nursing units, diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, x-ray and laboratory services, surgical, obstetric and pediatric departments, outpatient requirements, administrative units and other service departments. Sections have also been included on hospital construction and costs, daylighting and artificial illumination, housing and training facilities,

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