Thursday, June 12, 2008

A SAFE HAVEN




Today, hospitals are thought of as places involved with medical and surgical care and cure. In the Middle Ages, "hospital" meant a place of shelter and rest for travelers, and, later, a charitable institution providing for orphans, the aged, and the infirm--a "hospitable" place. This early meaning survives in our words "hostel" and "hotel."

2 comments:

SSH API 08 said...

Very informative entry! Thanks!

Bay Martin said...

Appreciate your visit. Swing by as often as you could. Why don't you start blogging!