This article focuses on the managerial history of one Ottoman institution: imperial hospitals in the Ottoman urban centres during the early modern period. The term “imperial Ottoman hospitals” refers to hospitals founded by endowments ( waqf in Arabic, or vakıf in Turkish) at the initiative
In 2012 a rediscovered manuscript was placed again into the catalogue of the Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio of Bologna, titled Libro degli infermi dell’Arciconfraternita di S. Maria della Morte . It is the record of incoming patients for one of the main hospitals of the city, devoted
mechanisms that are used by the federal government and the government of the Flemish community to monitor healthcare quality in hospitals. The Flemish community is Belgian’s largest community (6.2 million inhabitants). The over- view is followed by a critical analysis of the dual system of quality monitoring
Tracing Hospital Boundaries explores, for the first time, how the forces of both integration and segregation shaped hospitals and their communities between the eleventh and twentieth centuries in Europe, North America and Africa. Within this broad comparative context it also shines a light on a number of case studies from Southeastern Europe.
The eleven chapters show how people’s access to, and experience of, healthcare institutions was affected by social, cultural and economic, as well as medical, dynamics. These same factors intersected with developing healthcare technologies to shape hospital design and location, as well as internal policies and practices. The volume produces a new history of the hospital in which boundaries – both physical and symbolic – are frequently contested and redrawn.
Contributors are Irena Benyovsky Latin, David Gentilcore, Annemarie Kinzelbach, Rina Kralj-Brassard, Ivana Lazarević, Clement Masakure, Anna Peterson, Egidio Priani, Gordan Ravančić, Jonathan Reinarz, Jane Stevens Crawshaw, David Theodore, Christina Vanja, George Weisz, and Valentina Živković.