Almost every large city in this country has under contemplation the construction of one or more hospitals at the present time, and during the next few years hundreds of these public institutions will be constructed in this country. This will involve the expenditure of many millions of dollars, and will produce good or bad facilities for the treatment of millions of patients in the future. If these institutions are properly planned, the amount of good which will accrue to the citizens of this country for the amount of money expended will be vastly greater than if they are badly planned. The good features of a well-planned hospital will have a permanently beneficial effect on the community supporting the institution, and in the same manner a badly planned hospital will be a constant source of inconvenience, if not a real menace. For these reasons it seems proper for this subject to
OCHSNER AJ. ESSENTIALS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS FOR LARGE CITIES.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(21):1315–1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480470025002e
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