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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.

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]

sanitarium

/san·i·tar·i·um/ (-tar´e-um) an institution for the promotion of health.

sanitarium

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

sanitarium

[san′iter′ē·əm]
Etymology: L, sanitas, health
a facility for the treatment of patients suffering from chronic mental or physical diseases, or the recuperation of convalescent patients. Also called sanatorium.

sanitarium

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

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.

san·i·tar·i·um

(san'i-tar'ē-ŭm)
A health resort.
Compare: sanatorium
[L. sanitas, health]
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All five sanitariums agree that the fetuses and babies should be properly buried, and are asking the health ministry to act consistently regardless of which sanitarium it is dealing with.
The conditions include limiting damages for the former patients to the impact of the reduced opportunities they had to receive medical treatment, and requiring the bereaved family members to receive the ashes of the former patients, which are now kept at the sanitariums.
Activities at one particular facility, the Clearwater Lake Sanitarium near The Pas, are the main concern for the province's First Nation chiefs and New Democrat MLA Eric Robinson.
Until the Leprosy Prevention Law was repealed in 1996, Japan segregated leprosy patients in isolated sanitariums for decades, even after it was learned that leprosy, now known in medical terms as Hansen's disease, is not highly contagious.
Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, patients were forced to enter special sanitariums and had limited freedom.
GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: ``Having achieved a state of financial and physiological security, I really enjoy being a part of the groups at senior centers, sanitariums and hospitals.
Although the leprosy compensation law puts no limit on where eligible patients reside, sanitariums outside of Japan were not considered under the legislation, while a related ministry ordinance stipulates that sanitariums in Japan's former colonies are not included, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said.
The hospital reorganization plan, first drawn up in 1986, involves closing or selling 87 of the 239 state-run hospitals and sanitariums.
A law took effect in 2001 to compensate leprosy patients for being forcibly isolated from society and held in sanitariums.
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.
It does not, however, cover sanitariums in former colonial territories.
The National Association of Leprosy Patients at Sanitariums said the government's conduct is outrageous.