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 first "Negro" hospital was created in an old pest house, in reality a "shack." According to Miss Jackson, "It was a veritable den of filth and vermin.
In May of 1717, the selectman of Boston authorized an acre of land to be bought on Dere Island to build a pest house. 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.
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