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April 10, 1920 - Image 10

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PAGE TWO
NEW HOSPITAL RESULT
OF LONC__FELT NEED
STRUCTURE PLANNED MODERN
AND EFFICIENT IN EVERY
DETAIL
(By It. S. H.)
Since the founding of the Univer-
sity hospital the steady growth of the
institution indicates in a measure the
appreciation of the people of the state
for the service it has rendered. It
stands today the greatest teaching
hospital in the country. Each year
more than 18,000 patients are treated
within its walls. It has become an
infirmary for the entire state.
In 1917 the crowded condition of
the wards made immediate action nec-
essary. The legislature made an ap-
propriation of $325,000 as the first of
three like sums for the erection of a
new hospital. Two years later an ad-
ditional sum of $750,000 was appropri-
ated, making a total of $,075,000.
This money was to construct the foun-
dation and the shell of the new
building.
In Three Buildings
The finished plans call for three
buildings. In the foreground will be
the administration building, 158 feet
in length 'and having three stories
above the basement. The maen build-
ing will be in the form of two Y's
with their stems together, 425 feet
long and standing six stories above
the basement. In the rear will be the
laboratory and class rooms in a
structure 256 feet long and 10 stories
including the basement. These sep-
arate buildings are to be connected
by large corridors making any part
of the whole easily accessible.
The administration building will be
equipped with the latest methods
known to modern business for prop-:
erly taking care of the immense
amount of clerical work connected
with the hospital. The main build-
ing will hold the wards and various
departments will havelarg e roomy
quarters on the different floors. The
rear building will house the lecture
rooms, class rooms, laboratories and
the private bed rooms.
Built on Unit Plan
The whole structure is efficiently
arranged so that the greatest amount
of work may be done in the smallest
time. The wards are worked out on
the unit plan, making it possible to
place 24 beds in an 18 bed ward when
the pressure demands. The labora-
tories are of the unit type with unit
equipment. This means that space
may be allotted to any special work
with very little alteration and when
the work is completed the space may
be returned to the general labora-
tory without loss of time or labor.
Bed patients will receive an un-
usual amount of the fresh air and
sunshine. Each ward Will have a
solarium that will accommodate 50
per cent of the ward patients in beds
and for that matter each ward is prac-
tically a sun room. The beds will be
placed eight feet from' center to cen-
ter, allowing plenty of room for the
students to pass around the patient.
Great care has been taken to keep
any possible noise from reaching the
patients.
Excavation Complete
One floor of the hear building will be
given over entirely to student quar-
ters. This floor will have a large am-
phitheater and a number of lecture

rooms. Here also will be a teaching
laboratory and a special reference li-
brary for students and staff. The
operating rooms will occupy one floor
of this building. The remaining floors
will be taken up with private beds.
The work of excavation was finished
in the fall of 1919. This spring as
soon as the condition of th ground
permits, the actual work of con-
struction will begin. It is expected
that the building will be completed
in December, 1920. The present con-
tract calls for the erection of the
shell only. This part of the work
will cost about $1,000,000. It is ex-
pected that the finished hospital equip-
ped for 650 bed patients will cost in
the neighborhood of $3,000,000.
Mathews Chosen Law Valedletoriami
Ben B. Mathews was elected vale-
dictorian of the senior law clars at its
meeting yesterday.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1920.

t

Leads Grand March

AFTER THE HOP
VISIT
SHE WILL LIKE IT

HISS WANDA (ILLINGB AM
who was the partner of Roswell P. Dillon, '21E, J-Hop chairman, and with
him lead the grand march of the 1920 J-Hop, Friday evening. Miss Gill-
ingham is a resident of Bayport, Michigan. She is a junior in the Univer-
sity.
ENGINEERING PROFESSORS that this trip will enable Professor
TO 1)O RESEARCH WORK Badger to bring several research pro-
___blems to the chemical engineering de-
Prof. W. L. Badger of the chemical partment at Michigan.
Mr. E. M. Barker, instructor in the
engineering department, will leave for chemical engineering department, ex-
Pittsburg this week end, and from pects to be in the East during the
there will proceed to Chicago, in con- vacation, on consulting work for the
nection with work for the Svenson Chemical Equipment company, of Chi-
Evaporator company. It is expected cage
Lyndon AN D Co.
Serves
The
AMAT EUR
PHO TOG RAP HER

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