Tower of Power: The Drummond Medical Building and the Interwar Centralization of Medical Practice

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Tower of Power: The Drummond Medical Building and the Interwar Centralization of Medical Practice
Abstract
The authors discuss the design and construction of Montreal's Drummond Medical Building as an example of a new commercialized conception of medical practice that emerged in urban Canada during the 1920s. The building, designed by the architectural firm of Nobbs & Hyde in 1929, is described as a modern, purpose-built high-rise for healthcare professionals with elevators, telephones, indoor parking and retail shops, located in an upscale commercial district of the city. The authors speculate that such clinics marked the end of the house-office era for the practice of medicine across Canada.
Publication
Scientia Canadensis
Volume
Vol. 32
Issue
no. 1
Pages
51-68
Date
2009
Language
en
URL
Citation
Theodore, David, Stacie D. Burke, and Annmarie Adams. “Tower of Power: The Drummond Medical Building and the Interwar Centralization of Medical Practice.” Scientia Canadensis Vol. 32, no. 1 (2009): 51–68. http://www.erudit.org/revue/scientia/2009/v32/n1/037629ar.pdf.
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