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sanitarium

 [san″ĭ-ta´re-um]
an institution for the promotion of health. The word was originally coined to designate the institution established by the Seventh Day Adventists at Battle Creek, Michigan, to distinguish it from institutions providing care for mental or tuberculous patients.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

san·i·tar·i·um

(san'i-tār'ē-ŭm), In modern usage this word is virtually synonymous with sanatorium.
A health resort. Compare: sanatorium.
Synonym(s): salutarium
[L. sanitas, health]
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sanitarium

(săn′ĭ-târ′ē-əm)
n. pl. sanitar·iums or sanitar·ia (-ē-ə)
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sanitarium

A term of waning use for a healthcare facility that provides long-term inpatient care for a particular condition.
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sanitarium

Health care A term of waning popularity for a health care facility that provides long-term inpatient care for a particular condition. See Saranac. Cf Hospice.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

san·i·tar·i·um

(san'i-tar'ē-ŭm)
A health resort.
Compare: sanatorium
[L. sanitas, health]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Because of her multifaceted talents and accomplishments in dietetics at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Lenna's reputation as a leader in her field gradually became recognized on a national level.
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Members of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology said they plan to survey current and former leprosy patients of state-run sanitariums as well as the psychiatrists who have attended them.
The government previously paid such compensation only to former leprosy patients who were forced into isolated sanitariums in Japan under the policy segregating leprosy patients that continued until 1996.
It is the first such applications from a former Japanese colony under the 2001 law to compensate leprosy patients for being forcibly isolated from society and held in special sanitariums.
Under the then Korean leprosy prevention ordinance, which mirrored the now-repealed Leprosy Prevention Law in Japan, patients were forced into the sanitarium and subjected to hard labor and sterilization operations.
According to sanitarium residents, some 450 leprosy patients died before and during the battle, but the names of most of them have not yet been engraved in the Cornerstone of Peace.