The examination room: detecting signs of illness

When it was opened, the Sant Rafael pavilion had 28 beds. Until the 1960s, healthcare activity was concentrated in a single ward. This clinical space was the setting for the personal relationship between doctor and patient.

After listening to the explanations given by patients, doctors would examine their bodies and interpret the physiological expressions of their organs. In this way, using medical instruments and objective recording, they could compile data to be shared and studied with other professionals.