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The managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, having decided two years ago that the requirements of modern surgery demanded greater facilities than the hospital possessed at the time, appointed a committee to visit hospitals in other cities and confer with the surgeons of the institution with regard to necessary improvements. Under the guidance of Mr. Addison Hutton, architect, plans were drawn for important additions to the institution, and the work was energetically pushed to a conclusion. Through the liberality of a former president of the board, Mr. Wistar Morris, principally, the erection of a new series of buildings, upon the Spruce Street front, was undertaken and completed, which now contain the entire surgical division of the hospital. Last year, work on the remaining portion of the comprehensive plan was begun. The magnificent operating pavilion, receiving wards and children's wards, embodied in the large building known as the "Garrett Memorial," at the
OPENING OF "THE WALTER GARRETT MEMORIAL BUILDING" OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL. PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 24, 1897. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(18):840–843. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440180026002f
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