hospitalism definition

  • noun:
    • wasting away of babies in lasting institutional care, brought on by insufficient connection with caregivers
    • A vitiated condition associated with the human body, as a result of long confinement in a hospital, or the morbid condition of environment of a hospital.
    • A vitiated condition of this human body, as a result of lengthy confinement in a hospital, and/or morbid problem for the environment of a hospital.
    • The hygienic evils incident to old, crowded, and carelessly performed hospitals, especially the liability under such problems to erysipelas, septicemia, etc. The term had been introduced by Sir J. Simpson of Edinburgh in 1869.

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