Medicine: Pink Palace of Healing

The most modern, most ingeniously designed hospital in the U.S. is the University of Texas new M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston.

Far too many U.S. hospitals are antiquated, inefficient and unsightly, from the scurvy brick of their exteriors to the .scaly boilers of the steam-heating plants. In crowded corridors the wagon bearing a sheeted corpse may collide with another carrying the patients' lunches. In most wards, with 20 or more beds, the quiet and relaxation essential to recovery are impossible, and even private rooms are drab, fitfully heated and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!