This excellent two volume set provides a series of short essays which succinctly address the specifications and challenges of designing and planning medical buildings. Volume 1 covers general hospitals and health centres with 50 case studies. Volume 2 focuses on specialist clinics and medical departments and also presents 50 case studies grouped by speciality. The photography and plans presented in this two volume set are of a high standard and the layout is clear and accessible. This well-written and well presented book is required reading for all architects and designers who practice in this field.