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  • n. Plural form of lazaretto.


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  • It was necessary everywhere to build lazarettos, in which to confine the unfortunate victims of a disease at once pestilential and incurable.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • British soldiers storming batteries, of doctors passing nights in plague wards of lazarettos, and other instances of martyrdom?

    The Book of Snobs

  • Now his object in thus exposing himself to infection and disease was not that he might gratify some crotchet, or get a name with the world, but that from personal experience of the unutterable miseries of such places as these lazarettos were, he might be better able to suggest the needful improvements and remedies.

    Amos Huntingdon

  • He wished to alleviate the sufferings of his fellow-creatures to a still greater extent; so he formed the plan of visiting the hospitals and lazarettos set apart for contagious diseases in various countries.

    Amos Huntingdon

  • The leprosy was common, and two lazarettos were filled with its victims.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • He gave dinners, went to balls, rode all day about his island, planned fortifications, aqueducts, lazarettos, harbours, and palaces; and the very second day after he landed fitted out an expedition of a dozen soldiers to take possession of a little uninhabited island called

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • And through the Ghettos and lazarettos had put in plumbing (and pulled out plums!)

    Halcyon Days

  • There are few details of the pastoral labours of bishops and clergy, but the works of Christian charity, hospices, lazarettos, inns for pilgrims, bear ready testimony to their efforts for the advancement of civilization.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • In the great pestilence of 1630 the friars took charge of the lazarettos at Milan, and acted as confessors, nurses, cooks, and dispensers to the victims.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Howard determined to insist on the wisdom and necessity of the foreign plan; but as he always made his reports from experience and not from hearsay, he felt that the time had come when he should first visit the lazarettos, and then go through the forty days 'quarantine himself.

    The Red Book of Heroes


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