• "We were driven away from that truly hospitable house."
    "We were driven away from that truly hospitable house."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hospitalism (Med) A vitiated condition of the body, due to long confinement in a hospital, or the morbid condition of the atmosphere of a hospital.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Abbot's Hospital, Guildford Abbot's Hospital, Guildford
Whitgift's Hospital, Croydon Whitgift's Hospital, Croydon
General Hospital General Hospital
Christ's hospital Christ's hospital

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty
    • n hospitalism The hygienic evils incident to old, crowded, and carelessly conducted hospitals, especially the liability under such conditions to erysipelas, septicemia, etc. The term was introduced by Sir J. Simpson of Edinburgh in 1869.
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  • L. L. Nash
    L. L. Nash
    “A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Who practices hospitality entertains God Himself.”
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    “A Hospital is no place to be sick.”
  • Florence Nightingale
    Florence Nightingale
    “The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.”
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    “The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Society is a hospital of incurables.”


In literature:

Later on Alice and Ruth were to meet in a hospital among the wounded.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
The wounded of both armies were in hospital, receiving the attention of the surgeons.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
It will no doubt be adopted, not only in the military hospitals of the world, but in other hospitals.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
The deaconesses are instructed what duties are theirs in hospitals for women and in hospitals for men.
"Deaconesses in Europe" by Jane M. Bancroft
He seemed unlikely to be brought wounded to the hospital.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
The patient known to the hospital as William Matson lay quietly on his back, staring at the ceiling.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
No visitor ever finds disappointment in a pilgrimage to St. Hospital: the inmates take care of that.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
At the hospital, Dr. Joseph Colt Bloodgood, a surgeon of the faculty of Johns-Hopkins university, was invited into the consultation.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
The water-bottle was lent to me by the Portland Hospital.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
For about a month I lay in this hospital, but no improvement could be reported in the state of my health.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous

In poetry:

By Konigsberg, one early morning,
We both shall fall, two wounded men,
And then a month in hospital,
And we'll survive, and back again.
"Comrades In Arms" by Konstantin Simonov
Claps sidewise: I am not his yet.
He tells me how badly I photograph.
He tells me how sweet
The babies look in their hospital
Icebox, a simple
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath
Now being from Paris but recently,
This fine young man would show his skill;
And so they gave him, his hand to try,
A hospital patient extremely ill.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Amid the hospitable glow,
Like an old actor on the stage,
With the uncertain voice of age,
The singing chimney chanted low
The homely songs of long ago.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Prelude " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You have lined, the press records
(Not in joke),
At the hospitable boards
Of a lot of dukes and lords,
And beguiled them with you words—
Simple folk!
"Wrecked Illusions" by Victor James Daley
In our own native land a Hospital stands,
Its praises I faintly would speak;
To me it seems grand, enclosed in love's bands
By the Sisters of Charity meek.
"Providence Hospital" by Mary Alice Walton

In news:

Supporters of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital sit inside the Jefferson County Courthouse in protest of the Jefferson County Commission's 3-2 vote to end inpatient care at the county-owned hospital for the poor.
A group of Jackson County doctors say they want out of the two-year-old partnership with the hospital in Haywood County and instead would like to look toward Mission Hospital in Asheville as a future partner.
National health officials and local hospital executives on Wednesday unrolled an Obama administration initiative to save as many as 60,000 lives by reducing medical errors and patient complications after they leave a hospital.
Jeff Sperring, the chief medical officer of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, has been named the hospital's new president and CEO, the hospital announced Friday.
In a federal lawsuit, the American Hospital Association and four healthcare providers accuse HHS of illegally denying hospitals Medicare payment s for audited outpatient procedures.
Community Financial Services Federal Credit Union raised $2,600 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals local beneficiary, Children's Specialized Hospital this summer.
BERGEN COUNTY — Hackensack University Health Network and LHP Hospital Group are taking over another North Jersey hospital.
The new machine, which will stay in Beaufort, will save the two hospitals nearly $1 million a year because they won’t have to refer patients to other hospitals for MRIs, officials said.
MOUNT VERNON — Knox Community Hospital has invited the community to visit the newly expanded Center for Cardiovascular Care, located on the 4th floor of the main hospital.
NICU reunion brings families, hospital staff together 500 of N.C. Children's Hospital 'grads' get together in Chapel Hill.
HOLLYWOOD — Cedars-Sinai did its best not to look like a hospital, not to smell like a hospital.
Nurses from several hospitals picketed outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital on June 10, 2010 in Minneapolis as more than 12,000 nurses staged a one-day strike of 14 hospitals in the Twin Cities metro area.
Hancock, MD, and Robert M Quencer, MD, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, Miami, FL.
The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Scores released last week have many hospital officials in quite a lather, but not just because half of 2,600 hospitals got an embarrassing C, D, or F letter grade.
Smaller, independent hospitals across the nation have increasingly sought partnerships with larger hospitals in recent years, a trend largely driven by financial challenges.

In science:

Piatnitski for useful discussions during her visit to the Centre de Math´ematiques et d’Informatique (CMI), Universit´e de Provence, which she thanks for the kind hospitality and the financial support.
Random walks and exclusion processes among random conductances on random infinite clusters: homogenization and hydrodynamic limit
The second author thanks the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and its research team Grupo Singular for their hospitality.
Quasi Ordinary Singularities, Essential Divisors and Poincare Series
Their hospitality and support, through the grant DMS-0112069, greatly facilitated the completion of this paper.
Concentration of the Spectral Measure for Large Random Matrices with Stable Entries
The first author would like to thank the organizers of the Thessaloniki conference for their kind hospitality.
The characterization of the Carleson measures for analytic Besov spaces: a simple proof
We would like to thank the members of the Theory Group at Microsoft Research for their hospitality and for creating a stimulating research environment.
Local resilience of graphs