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This in-depth comparative study demonstrates that the hospital established in China - its planning and architecture, financing, and all aspects of day-to-day operation - differed from its counterpart at home. These differences were never due to a single, or even dominant cause. They were a result of a complex process involving accommodation, appreciation, negotiation, opportunism and pragmatism.
Introduction Section I: The Historical Context 1. The Hospital - In Time and Space 2. Chinese Institutions Met by Prostestant Missionaries Section II: The Hospital - Its Physical Manifestation 3. In the Beginning 4. Putting Down Roots - The Doctor Builder 5. The Arrival of Architects Section III: Financing the Hospital Enterprise 6. Who Should Pay? 7. Who Did Pay? Section IV: The Patient's Experience 8. Entering a Hospital 9. Life on the Ward. Conclusion. Appendix A.