Tuberculosis Hospital and Sanatorium Construction

Tuberculosis Hospital and Sanatorium Construction

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...which protects and covers the sleeping balconies, as such a roof would not shut out the light from the rooms when the curtains are drawn back and would be more durable than canvas alone. Also, that the bedrooms opening on the porches can be constructed of a smaller calibre, as the beds are chiefly out of doors and the rooms are used merely for dressing. The building has a capacity for twenty-five patients. The estimated cost was $45,000. The Tuberculosis Hospital, Washington, D. C. (Illustrations, 35 and 36). This hospital was built at a remarkably low cost, and is interesting in the way it is planned to house advanced and incipient, white and colored, male and female patients; each group in a separate wing or on a different floor. The hospital is planned to provide accommodations in separate wards on the first floor for white and colored males who are in the later stages of the disease; and the second floor is arranged in the same manner for white and colored females. The incipient cases of both sexes, white and colored, are housed in open-air wards on the third and fourth floors. These open wards are roof gardens with casement windows on the north, but are entirely open on the east, south and west sides. A careful study of the arrangement of the wards, noting the allotment of floor space to the different classes of patients, is interesting. The length of the building along the front is two hundred and ten feet by twenty-five feet wide through the wards, and fifty feet through the centre. The side extensions are eighty-two feet long and the rear extension on the upper floors is fifty feet long, but as it runs into the side hill it has not been excavated the entire length in the basement. The basement contains a large dining room, kitchen, more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580931
  • 9781236580931