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conservatory - Comes from an Italian word for a hospital for foundlings, to whom music was taught. More...
ambulance - Once brought the hospital to the patient—and kept the name when it reversed the process and started bringing the patients to the hospital; its original meaning was "mobile hospital following an army." More...
nosocomial - "Pertaining to a hospital" or "originating in a hospital." More...
bedlam - The word bedlam is a contraction of Bethlehem, a hospital in London that became a lunatic asylum. More...