John Michael Currie., Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects; 2007. $39.99. ISBN: 978-1-57165-018-4

“There has been a relationship between medicine and architecture since ancient times. The care of the ill has taken place in a variety of settings, which have been recognized as a factor in the healing process.” The goal of this book is to recognize that relationship and the contribution of architecture to medicine. The book begins with diagrams and descriptions as far back and Ancient Egypt and Greece and moves forward to current architecture of well known facilities in America and Europe. This book looks at the provision of health care through the eyes of the architect—not a frequently considered viewpoint.

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