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August 23, 1958


JAMA. 1958;167(17):2082-2089. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990340042011

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"TOMORROW HOSPITAL" UNDERGROUND  A New Jersey hospital project which combines concepts of progressive patient care (Medicine At Work, The Journal, April 26, 1958, p. 2180) with those of survival under catastrophe is being studied by federal and medical observers. It is the new St. Barnabas Medical Center which will be built on ground now being cleared at Livingston, N. J., 10 miles from the present St. Barnabas, Newark's oldest hospital (incorporated in 1867).The 60-acre site at Livingston has been approved by the Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization, which is watching developments closely to see whether this distinctive design may represent a showpiece of what can be done in hospital construction for both war and peace. Also studying the project are staff members of the A. M. A. Committee on Civil Defense, under the Council on National Defense. According to George C. Schicks, D. Sc., St. Barnabas executive secretary

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