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Hospitals and Asylums of the World, Vol. 2 of 4: Their Origin, History, Construction, Administration, Management, and Legislation; With Plans of t

Hospitals and Asylums of the World, Vol. 2 of 4: Their Origin, History, Construction, Administration, Management, and Legislation; With Plans of t

ISBN: 9781332987511
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2016-06-27
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Excerpt from Hospitals and Asylums of the World, Vol. 2 of 4: Their Origin, History, Construction, Administration, Management, and Legislation; With Plans of the Chief Medical Institutions Accurately Drawn to an Uniform Scale; Asylum Construction, With Plans and Bibliography
In the circumstances just mentioned it has been very difficult to decide what plans to give in this work. It seemed a useless task to repeat examples of the four types, because in effect it would only amount to the reproduction of almost identical plans, though each institution would of course bear its proper name. We think it well to state this by way of explanation, as some disappoint ment might otherwise be caused by the fact that the actual plans given in this volume are not more mimerous than they will be found to be. Our answer must be that it was quite unnecessary to publish mere plans as such, and we feel that to follow any other course than the one adopted would not only have been a waste of money and space, but a hindrance rather than a help to the practical alienist and architect. Anyonewho wishes to find out on what plan a particular asylum is constructed, or where a particular plan may be Seen, will be able to ascertain the fact by reference to the index, where are given the names of the institutions, and in each case the page on which the institution is classified under its own proper type.
In giving a model plan, our object is to set forth in as intelligible a way as possible the main features of each portion of an asylum constructed upon modern ideas, with a due regard to the limits imposed by economical considerations. We do not claim com pleteness for our plan, but we do feel that it includes all the most important features, and that any institution constructed upon this model would enable the medical superintendent to provide adequately by classification for the needs of the majority, at any rate, of the patients intrusted to his care.
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