Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943

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Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943
Abstract
An examination of how hospital design influenced the development of twentieth-century medicine. The focus of the author's examination is Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital, built in 1893. She explores the relationship between architecture and medicine; the role of gender and class in both fields; the transformation of patients into consumers; the introduction of new medical concepts and technologies; and the use of domestic architecture and regionally-inspired imagery to soften the jarring impact of high-tech medicine. Henry Saxon Snell designed the original 1893 Royal Vic, while Edward Fletcher Stevens and Fredrick Lee developed the plans for later additions. In the late 1990s, the Royal Victoria Hospital merged with other Montreal hospitals to form the McGill University Health Centre.
Place
Minneapolis
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Date
2008
Language
en
Citation
Adams, Annmarie. Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
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