Hospitals: Antiquity to Today

Today, hospitals are an integral institution, with nearly 6,000 registered hospitals in the US alone, including federal clinics, long term care facilities, and rehabilitation services. Healthcare represents a core community pillar in many areas, and where those services are absent or difficult to access, the local population suffers. But it might surprise you that facilities focused on treating sick patients haven’t always existed, especially not in the West. 

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