Asylums

Buildings used as refuges for the sick or destitute who need care rather than medical treatment; for institutional facilities treating the mentally ill, use "psychiatric hospitals" or "psychiatric clinics," and for those treating the chronically ill, use "sanatoriums.".

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3033
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asylums
asylum
homes
gestichten Dutch
gesticht Dutch
asilos Spanish
asilo Spanish

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Buildings used as refuges for the sick or destitute who need care rather than medical treatment; for institutional facilities treating the mentally ill, use "psychiatric hospitals" or "psychiatric clinics," and for those treating the chronically ill, use "sanatoriums."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006752. The J. Paul Getty Trust.