Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

Illustrations

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pp. ix-xii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xvi

...I have many individuals and institutions to thank for their help with this book. First and foremost, I am grateful to David Theodore, a skilled researcher and discerning reader. The evolution of the project was driven by countless inspirational conversations with him about the nature of architectural research, and...

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Introduction

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pp. xvii-xxvi

...My personal interest in twentieth-century hospital design comes from imagining a history of medicine from built sources, rather than relying solely on written texts. My doctoral research had touched on this challenge through an analysis of women, doctors, and late-nineteenth-century house...

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1. 1893

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pp. 1-32

...mighty St. Lawrence River and picturesque Mount Royal, the city from a distance appeared as a dense, sloping grid of tiny, attached houses. Monumental, gable-roofed churches with towers and bulky religious and educational institutions, especially monasteries and convents, punctuated the layer of flat-roofed houses and provided clear visual hierarchies in the mostly Catholic, French-speaking...

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2. Patients

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pp. 33-70

...a kind of crown to the older hospital. Located just behind and above the pavilion-plan building, as the photograph shows, it blurred the picturesque, serrated outline of Snell’s sprawling complex by obscuring its irregular rooflines and chimneys. Just as the city’s most luxurious houses towered over others in Montreal...

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3. Nurses

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pp. 71-88

...residence embodies two powerful ideological forces: the “bourgeois ideology of femininity,” which attempted to “contain womens’ work outside the home within the duties of homemaking,” and the reformist drive to professionalize nursing, which attempted to valorize women’s work inside the hospital by grounding it in theoretical and...

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4. Architects and Doctors

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pp. 89-108

...the hospital, from the drafty, open wards of the sprawling pavilion-plan hospital of 1893 to the luxurious private patients’ quarters of 1930. Along the way, we have stopped to appreciate why children’s and women’s hospitals are both separate from the main hospital (yet in different ways and for different reasons); why nurses’ residences...

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5. Modernisms

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pp. 109-130

...Stevens and his partner, Frederick Clare Lee, during the 1920s, a critical period of expansion in the history of the North American hospital. Stevens and Lee’s work is representative here of a whole wave of modern institutions that incorporated and promoted social and medical change. Driven by the changes and tensions outlined...

Notes

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pp. 131-146

Bibliography

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pp. 147-160

Illustration Credits

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pp. 161-162

Index

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pp. 163-170

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About the Author

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pp. 171-171

...Annmarie Adams is William C. Macdonald Professor at the School of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal. She is author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870–1900 and coauthor of...