Hospitals

Buildings housing institutions that are built, staffed, and equipped for the diagnosis of disease, for medical and surgical treatment of the sick and the injured, and for their housing during this process. The modern hospital also often serves as a center for investigation and for teaching.

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Go Historic ID
3000
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hospitals
hospital
ziekenhuizen Dutch
ziekenhuis Dutch
gasthuis Dutch
gasthuizen Dutch
hospitales Spanish

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Buildings housing institutions that are built, staffed, and equipped for the diagnosis of disease, for medical and surgical treatment of the sick and the injured, and for their housing during this process. The modern hospital also often serves as a center for investigation and for teaching.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006676. The J. Paul Getty Trust.