pest house


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pest house

n.
A hospital for patients affected with plague or other infectious disease.
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The old pest house and grounds were 'made over' during the summer by Miss Lucy and some of the girls from Haines, while the boys went to work partitioning the large upstairs room into patient rooms and an office.
Charlestown, South Carolina, built a pest house on Sullivan's Island prior to 1752 and in 1743 Philadelphia built a pest house on Fisher's Island.
Giovan Thomasio de Porcellis, summarizing his own experience within a pest house in Zaragosa, was first to offer "information," and Ingrassia cited his book.