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A repository of defective books (‘hospital copies’) and odd volumes maintained for the purpose of ‘making-up’ complete copies or sets. Although a resourceful mechanism for supplying ...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
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78 words

...hospital [ hos -pi-t’l] n. an institution providing medical or psychiatric care and treatment of patients. community h. a small hospital, which may be staffed by general practitioners, providing care for patients for whom home care is not practicable. day h. a hospital at which patients are under clinical supervision during the day but do not stay overnight. district general h. a hospital that provides sufficient basic services for the population of a health district. See also trust...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
206 words

...hospitals have resources that are more highly specialized, to meet the needs of a wider population, providing so-called regional or supraregional ( national ) services. Such hospitals often provide training for medical students ( teaching or university hospitals ) and for postgraduate education. Some smaller hospitals – known as community hospitals – may be staffed by general practitioners and are intended for people for whom home care is not practicable on social grounds. Within the NHS, individual hospitals or groups of hospitals are generally part...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... (Medieval Latin hospitale , from Latin hospitalis , a derivative of hospes , ‘guest’) The word was originally applied to a hospice or hostel for the reception of pilgrims. It later denoted a charitable institution for the aged and infirm (as in Greenwich Hospital, Chelsea Hospital), then charitable institutions for the education of children (as in Christ’s Hospital, Emmanuel Hospital, Greycoat Hospital) and finally the present institutions for treatment of the sick and injured. ‘Hospital’, ‘hospice’, ‘hostel’ and ‘hotel’ are all related words. See...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
58 words

... A repository of defective books (‘ hospital copies’) and odd volumes maintained for the purpose of ‘making-up’ complete copies or sets. Although a resourceful mechanism for supplying serviceable texts, the practice is now frowned on as potentially fraudulent. The *Antiquarian Booksellers Association Code requires all such ‘sophistications’ be clearly indicated. See also made-up copy . Laurence...

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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science
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1,027 words

...(at British voluntary institutions such as St. George's Hospital in London and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh). John Aikin , who considered the hospitalized sick poor as ideally suited for “experimental practice,” and John Howard , a widely traveled prison and hospital reformer, were early leaders of this hospital movement. The conversion of hospitals into instruments of medicine acquired greater momentum in the nineteenth century. European hospitals linked to local universities such as Guys Hospital in London, the Hôpital de la Charité in Paris, and the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
276 words

...an attendant who kept the surgical instruments sharp and clean. Other known hospitals include that at the Great Lavra on Athos (10th C.), and in Constantinople the 10th-C. Xenon of Sampson (PG 115:300B–304B) and the Lips monastery (14th C.). Victims of leprosy were treated in specialized hospitals. T.S. Miller , The Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire (Baltimore, Md., 1985); rev. V. Nutton , Medical History 30 (1986) 218–21. T.S. Miller , Byzantine Hospitals , DOP 38 (1984) 53–63. R. Volk , Gesundheitswesen und Wohltätigkeit im...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013

...Notes on Hospitals (London, 1859) Hospital Plans: Five Essays (New York, 1875) S. Wylie : Hospitals: Their History, Organization and Construction (New York, 1877) H. Burdett : Hospitals and Asylums of the World , 5 vols (London, 1891) C. Mercier : ‘Leper Houses and Medieval Hospitals’, Glasgow Medic. J ., lxxxiii (1915), pp. 1–20, 81–103 S. Spinelli : La Ca’ Granda (L’Ospedale Maggiore di Milano) (Milan, 1958) U. Craemer : Das Hospital als Beautyp des Mittelalters (Cologne, 1963) D. Leistikow : Ten Centuries of European Hospital...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...hospital An institution with facilities for diagnosis and treatment of medical, surgical, and/or obstetric conditions, with an organized professional staff of physicians, nurses, other health professionals, and support personnel, offering inpatient care and often ambulatory care, too. ...

hospital door

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... door A large flush door used in hospitals...

hospital sink

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... sink A large sink, often stainless steel, used in hospitals...

military hospital

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

...hospital a hospital for sick or wounded military personnel, usually operated by military medical...

special hospital

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
30 words

...special hospital ( secure hospital ) n. a hospital for the care of mentally ill patients who pose a substantial risk to the community and must therefore be kept...

Controls, Hospital

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

...Controls, Hospital Persons used for comparison who are drawn from the population of patients in a hospital. If wrongly chosen, hospital controls may be a source of Selection bias . ...

hospital window

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... window An inward-opening bottom-hung casement...

hospital train

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... train a train car that functions as a hospital, especially to receive or take home sick or wounded military...

hospital ship

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... ship a ship that functions as a hospital, especially to receive or take home sick or wounded military...

field hospital

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

...hospital a temporary hospital set up near a combat zone to provide emergency care for the...

base hospital

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

...hospital a military hospital situated at some distance from the area of active operations during a...

Hospital Separation

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...Hospital Separation A term used in commentaries on hospital statistics to describe the departure of a patient from hospital without distinguishing whether the patient departed alive or dead. The distinction is unimportant insofar as the statistics of hospital activity, such as bed occupancy, are concerned. ...

day hospital

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
52 words

...hospital a hospital in which patients spend a substantial part of the day under clinical supervision but do not stay overnight. Day hospitals are mainly used for the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of elderly patients and those with mental disorders. Patients may attend on one or more days during the...

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