It is, perhaps, unnecessary to remind the members of this Association of the amazing expansion of all human activities in this country in the past few years. The increase in population, the activities of the new centers of industry, and the awakening of the older and more settled parts of the country are little short of the marvellous. Hand in hand with industrial development and the pursuit of pleasure have gone the humanitarian and the scientific spirit, and we find that a very respectable proportion of our efforts of to-day are given to the building of new schools, colleges and hospitals. As a people we are slowly awakening to the importance of properly lighting, heating and ventilating these new buildings in accordance with scientific laws.
We no longer take old buildings and try to remodel them so as to make them resemble what a school, college or hospital should be,
HOLMES CR. STUDIES OF SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL HYGIENE OF INTEREST TO THE OPHTHALMIC SURGEON. CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON OPHTHALMOLOGY, AT THE FIFTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, PORTLAND, ORE., JULY 11-14, 1905. JAMA. 1905;XLV(10):667–676. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510100001001
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