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The hospital of the order of St. John in Jerusalem.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17575628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over against the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, on the opposite side of the way towards the south, is a beautiful church built in honor of John the Baptist, annexed to which is a hospital, wherein in various rooms is collected together an enormous multitude of sick people. Both men and women. Who are tended and restored to health daily at very great expense. When I was there I learned that the whole number of these sick people amounted to two thousand, of whom sometimes in the course of one day and night more than fifty are carried out dead, while many other fresh ones keep continually arriving. What more can I say? The same house supplies as many people outside it with victuals as it does those inside, in addition to the boundless charity which it daily bestowed upon poor people who beg their bread from door to door and do not lodge in the house, so that the whole sum of its expenses can surely never be calculated even by the managers and stewards thereof. In addition to all these moneys expended upon the sick and upon other poor people, this same house also maintains in its various castles many persons trained to all kinds of military exercises for the defence of the land of the Christians against the invasion of the Saracens.
Charles Savona-Ventura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Historia hospitalium     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0440-9043     ISO Abbreviation:  Hist Hosp     Publication Date:    2004-2005
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-19     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507133     Medline TA:  Hist Hosp     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-35     Citation Subset:  QIS    
Medical School of Malta.
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MeSH Terms
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, Ancient
History, Medieval
Hospices / history*
Hospitals, Chronic Disease
Hospitals, Religious / history*

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