The American Architect Volume 120, PT. 1

The American Architect Volume 120, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... (Copg/right, 1921, The Archihctural if Building Press, Inc.) while maintaining control of the general details. The record room is more and more becoming an important adjunct to the hospital. lt should be conveniently located adjacent to the general office and it should have such facilities that the physicians may be able to study the history of any case without being disturbed. Ample provisions should be made for the social service department which is today one of the important adjuncts of the hospital. It must be available for both incoming and outgoing patients, also conveniently situated for out-patient department cases. THE out-patient department, a most important and ever growing feature of hospital work, should be so planned that when a patient is received therein the routing of the patient may be accomplished with the least confusion possible. The necessity for passing through the waiting room in going from one room to another in this department is to be avoided and the outgoing patients should not be required to mingle with the incoming patients. Too often the boiler plant is placed di clinic, the remainder of the clinic being closed. The roof should be easy of access and should be so planned that the patients may enjoy its use in all kinds of weather. This purpose may be accomplished by providing a solarium, or by providing a shelter over a portion of the roof, or both. By planning the various floors, and even the wards, as distinct units entirely closed off, together with the employment of the best method of soundproof construction, the many sounds and noises incident to hospital operation will be confined to the department in which they originate. The kitchen should be so located and planned as to serve "conveniently all...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821599
  • 9781236821591