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 First Public Health Initiatives: Inoculation Hospitals & Pest Houses
These pest houses were staffed with voluntary nurses who were immune to whatever disease was suspected and called "immunes.
One 19th-century historian suggested that it is a corruption of the name of the church of Santa Maria di Nazaret, used as pest house in 15th-century Rome (18).