The Crichton.—A specially designed sanatorium for the care and treatment of phthisical patients was nearly completed at the time of report. It is built of wood on a brick foundation, with a slated roof. The wards open on verandahs for the better carrying out of the open-air treatment. There must have been reasons for preferring wood to stone or bricks; but, unless it is intended to cremate the building after a time, those reasons are not apparent to us. We are under the impression that experienced authorities have assigned the marked phthisical mortality of certain wards in old asylums to the retention of morbid elements by the wood in floors and fittings.
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