Lazaret


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lazaret

[¦laz·ə¦ret]
(naval architecture)
A space between decks above the afterpeak.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lazaret

 

a medical institution in military units in the USSR that provides inpatient treatment for persons who do not need specialized treatment in a hospital.

In some states a lazaret is a medical institution for specialized inpatient treatment. In the Middle Ages a lazaret (lazaretto, or lazar house) was the name for a refuge for persons afflicted with leprosy (which was called St. Lazarus’ disease in some countries). In Russia lazarets appeared in the 18th century, and the term was used along with the term “hospital” to designate the same type of medical establishment; the two concepts became differentiated in the 19th century.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

lazaret, lazarette, lazaretto, lazar house

A segregated area for infectious medical patients, esp. for their quarantine.
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Cela etant dit, ce cas demontre une activite vigoureuse afin de maintenir la pertinence provinciale dans l'un de ses champs de competence, contrairement a ceux precites du penitencier et du lazaret ou on sembla prioriser le role du Parlement et du gouvernement du Canada.
The Lazaret Midden pairs presented here are from apparently secure stratigraphic contexts without obvious post-depositional disturbance, were collected from the same small excavation units and conform to the age-depth sequence for the site (excluding the disturbed surface layer, see Prangnell 2002: 35).
But it is the legacy of the histories associated with the island that make this appeal all the more complex and compelling-its former role as a lazaret just off the coast of Brisbane seemed to be shrouded in myths and conjecture.
The Lazaret Midden has produced more fish bone by weight and count than any other reported site in Moreton Bay (cf Ulm 1995).
Archival and historical archaeological investigations of the lazaret and other European institutions on Peel Island have been undertaken over recent years by amateur historian Peter Ludlow (1989, 1991), professional historian Thom Blake (1993) and professional historical archaeologist Jon Prangnell (1999).