From the "Medical Record" Volume 59 April 13, 1901 pg 599:
Emergency Hospital for the Pan American Exposition
The directors of the forthcoming exposition at Buffalo appear determined to provide for the comfort of their visitors in every possible way, even to the caring for them when sick or injured. With this laudable end in view, an emergency hospital has been constructed on the grounds and, according to its description, the building must be not only eminently useful but decidedly ornamental. It has a frontage of ninety feet; the main wing has a depth of thirty-eight feet , with a height of but one story, except in the centre, where it assumes the form of a square tower with a rounded top. This tower attains to the pretentious height of two stories, surmounted by two flagstaffs. One staff supports the exposition flag and the other the well known Red Cross banner. A rear wing, one story high, runs back from the centre portion a distance of fifty-six feet, with a width of thirty-two feet. The hospital color is in keeping with the rest of the exposition buildings, and resembles a low rambling adobe mission house covered with heavy red tiling.
Interiorly it is fitted with all the up-to-date appliances adapted to emergency work. The first floor front contains in the extreme western wing two male wards with seven cots each, a bathroom, physician's office, a morgue, etc. The eastern wing contains a woman's ward large enough to hold a dozen cots. This wing also contains an office for the superintendent of nurses, private physician's office, and other conveniences. The upper story is intended for the use of the resident physician and the necessary attendants. The building is provided with natural gas for heating and cooking purposes and water, gas, and electricity are carried to every part.
Roswell Park, M.D., is the director; Vertner Kenerson, M.D., deputy director; and Dr. Alexander Allen is the resident physician. It is stated that up to March 1st, five hundred and four cases have been treated on the grounds, only one of which proved fatal. There can be no doubt that a hospital of this nature is a very necessary adjunct to an exposition, and those in charge of that at Buffalo are to be congratulated upon the erection of a structure that is not only admirably adapted to the object for which it has been built, but is also a picturesque addition to the mis en scene.
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