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November 9, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(19):674. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401150024008

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New Building for the Philadelphia Polyclinic.  —The contract for the erection of the new college, hospital, and dispensary building of the Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine, was awarded October 5.The new structure will rest on a lot 96 feet by 143 feet, about three blocks from the present temporary quarters, and will be of brick, sandstone, and terra-cotta. It will be four stories in height, and will occupy at present only one-half of the lot.The important features of the building will be the incorporation of the most modern accepted plans in hospital construction.The system of heating will be by indirect radiation, and the ventilation that of sub-stratum suction. All corners in the building will be rounded to avoid the accumulation of dust. The water-closets and bath-rooms will be in a separate building easily accessible from all parts of the building. The kitchen and

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