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The Renaissance Hospital

Published on April 24, 2007 5:22 PM | Comments

From The Discovery Channel:

"Henderson said Renaissance hospitals, particularly in Florence, believed in manipulating the "non-naturals," things like diet, rest, sex and the environment, "to keep a body healthy."

An early 16th century document describes care at Florence’s Santa Maria Nuova hospital. It mentions how the infirm could ring a bell to receive service, which included drinking wines from the hospital’s cellar."

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