An Historical Account of St. Thomas's Hospital, Southwark

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byBenjamin Golding

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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. 1819. Excerpt: ... In the arrangement of the different departments of St. Thomas's Hospital, we find that convenience and comfort appear to have been most particularly studied, which givts it an advantage not to be found in others ot later date. 1, The numerous colonnades connecting all parts ot the building to each other, defend the patients from wet, and admit of a ready communication being preserved with every square in the most inclement weather, and" without the slightest inconvenience. Many persons, however, censure the plan on which Saint Thomas s Hospital is constructed, as ineligible. The placing ot squares behind each other has been thought to prevent that free circulation of pure air, so essential to structures of this nature.' Others are of a contrary opinion, and the illustrious.. Verulam, who ought to be esteemed as of great authority in architectural knowledge, approves of a similar design as the most appropriate for a large establishment, by reason of the facilities of communication which can he maintained with all its connections, and proposes (if we draw the comparison aright) a similar plan for a royal palace., Our opinion so far coincides with that great mans, that we consider no establishment can possibly be better calculated for an hospital than Saint Thomas's; and truth impels us to assert, that, whether we survey certain parts of the fabric, or consider the whole combined, we are equally pleased with its appropriate arrangements and its striking advantages. The whole design of the building gives it a bold and commanding appearance. It is constructed upon a magnificent scale, and the ground it covers is equal in space to the whole extent of Saint Thomas's Street, reaching from the Broad Way to the Borough High Street. The white stone pilasters in ever...

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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. 1819. Excerpt: ... In the arrangement of the different departments of St. Thomas's Hospital, we find that convenience and comfort appear to have ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217811140

ISBN - 13:9780217811149

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