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dc.contributor.advisor De Zurko, Edward R.
dc.creatorKerr, Kenneth Edmund Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-21T12:02:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-21T12:02:16Z
dc.date.issued 1956
dc.identifier.citation Kerr, Kenneth Edmund Robert. "The nursing unit of the general hospital." (1956) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89354.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89354
dc.description.abstract The subject of this thesis is a presentation of research into the basic factors influencing the design of the nursing unit of the general hospital, and a study of the various components of the nursing unit. Conclusions have been set forth in general terms in the text and as diagramatic proposals and thus are adaptable to any particular design problem. The material is based on library reference, interviews, and field studies in the Hermann Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and St, Luke's Episcopal Hospital, the three general hospitals of the Texas Medical Centre, Houston, Texas. It is to be hoped that this thesis can be used as a methodological guide as to how all sections of the general hospital should be studied in order to understand and solve their special problems. I have tried to avoid the illustration of nursing unit plans throughout the thesis because I feel that widespread publication of hospital plans and stock plans, although having illustrational value, have too often served as a tracing plate to the architect. This eclecticism has hindered progressive work in hospital design by the transplanting of hospital plans from one region to another without regard to orientation, topography, amenities, or actual needs. Stock plates retard hospital architecture,
dc.format.extent 156 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title The nursing unit of the general hospital
dc.identifier.digital RICE0392
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis Arch. 1956 Kerr


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