Lock hospital

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Lock´ hos´pi`tal

n.1.A hospital for the treatment of venereal diseases.
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Introduced during the 1860s as a form of state regulation of prostitution to control the spread of venereal diseases, it gave magistrates the power to order an examination of prostitutes for symptoms of VD and detain infected women in lock hospital for three months to be cured.
Siena's careful narrative demonstrates how this institutional response began with the foul wards of the Royal Hospitals, expanded with the workhouses' assumption of responsibility for the afflicted poor, culminating with the opening of the London Lock Hospital in 1740.
Neoforma DMS leverages the UNSPSC, a global standard that does not lock hospitals into proprietary and costly code systems.