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August 15, 1989 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Two buildings at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center offer a study in contrasts. One of them, built in 1967, houses as many as 160 patients with spinal cord injuries. Here, resting in drab wards of seven beds each, men and women in wheelchairs struggle toward health in quarters that are noisy and crowded. Less than 130 feet away at the end of a corridor, meanwhile, is the sleek new 140,000-square-foot Ernest Bors Spinal Cord Injury Center, which is twice the size of the older ward.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1989 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Two buildings at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center offer a study in contrasts. One of them, built in 1967, houses as many as 160 patients with spinal cord injuries. Here, resting in drab wards of seven beds each, men and women in wheelchairs struggle toward health in quarters that are noisy and crowded. Less than 130 feet away at the end of a corridor, meanwhile, is the sleek new 140,000-square-foot Ernest Bors Spinal Cord Injury Center, which is twice the size of the older ward.
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