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[hos-pi-tl-iz-uh m]
  1. hospital conditions having an adverse effect on patients.
  2. the adverse mental and physical effects caused by such conditions.
  3. the physiological and psychological consequences of living in a hospital, nursing home, etc.
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Origin of hospitalism

First recorded in 1865–70; hospital + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hospitalism

  • He was one of the first to set to work with method to investigate this question of Hospitalism.

    Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)

    Henry Laing Gordon