JAMA. 1914;LXII(4):274-277. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560290024008.
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I hope that my paper may produce some discussion among members of the medical profession and possibly among the architects, because I am going to present a line of thought somewhat different from that which is usual on the subject of hospitals.

These institutions have followed the same line of development for centuries. They are being added to now and new hospitals are being built on the same principles that have been followed for the last hundred years. There are of course exceptions.

The United States is noted for its advancement in business buildings; we are the first country in the world in office buildings; New York is known the world over for its sky-line. Good contagious hospitals in the United States are the exception. That is, the contagious hospitals in the United States do not seem to have had the same amount of thought, care and money spent on


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