"The first hospital among Christians": the Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in early sixteenth-century Florence.

@article{Park1991TheFH,
  title={"The first hospital among Christians": the Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in early sixteenth-century Florence.},
  author={K. Park and J. Henderson},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1991},
  volume={35},
  pages={164 - 188}
}
I make bold to call Santa Maria Nuova the first hospital among Christians. In it they take care ofmore than three hundred sick people month after month. Difficult as it is to arrange, the beds are always clean and nurses are constantly on duty to look after the sick and see to their needs. Food and medicine are prescribed individually for each patient according to his illness, and physicians and surgeons are always available to give individual instructions. As a result, many rich and noble… Expand
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