pest house


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pest house

n.
A hospital for patients affected with plague or other infectious disease.
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The pest house, inoculation hospital, and isolation hospital disappeared as the medical and public health communities gained a better understanding of how disease is spread and could better treat epidemics.
In spite of Ragusa's seeming priority, various sources claim that the first such station was a pest house built on the island of Sardinia in 1453 or buildings erected at Pisa near the church of San Lazzaro in 1464 (15,17).
The Capuchins, by contrast, served the pest-stricken in the lazzaretto (or pest house, where plague victims were confined), and suffered numerous losses.
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