Doctors' Offices & Clinics: Medical & Dental

JAMA. 1956;161(3):293-294. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030111040.
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This is a valuable reference book for physicians, dentists, and public health workers who are contemplating the building of offices to care for anything from a one-man practice up to a 16-doctor clinic. The authors have had wide experience in designing and in architecture in the fields of medicine, dentistry, and public health. Kirk has designed some of the best clinic buildings in the country and Sternberg has designed a great number of private medical clinics. The book is well done, easily readable, and contains introductions to the field of design as well as details for the person or group planning to build an office or clinic. Such important features as the selection of the architect, organization of medical practice, the definition of a clinic, the individual practitioner, sharing office space, when a group builds, working out a plan for a limited group, extent of the group practice, distribution of


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