In the summer of 1947, Herman Field, brother of Noel Field, organized a tour for students that examined reconstruction efforts in Poland and other European countries. The group stayed at the Piekary Hospital for 2 nights.
The boundary of Poland was redrawn again after World War II, with territories East of the Curzon Line, a huge part of the pre-war territory, given to the Soviets and German territory, East of the Oder and Nesse Rivers, given to Poland in reparation.
In the summer of 1947, Henry N. Cobb, then a student at the Harvard GSD, joined a group that travelled throughout Europe to observe reconstruction efforts, particularly in Poland. In September, the group stayed at the hospital in Piekary.