lazaretto

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lazaret, lazarette, lazaretto, lazar house

A segregated area for infectious medical patients, esp. for their quarantine.
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As Foucault continues, "The chateaux, lazarets, bastilles, and convents inspired even in the pre-Revolutionary period a suspicion and hatred exacerbated by a certain political overdetermination.
At the beginning of the 16th century, most Italian ports and some Mediterranean Christian ports had lazarets and some were still operating until the beginning of the 20th century, such as the one in Mahon, on the island of Minorca, which closed in 1911.
Subsequent chapters cover the colonial campaign against sleeping sickness, especially the strategies of establishing a |cordon sanitaire' (which severly restricted people's movements) and the setting up of special isolation centres or lazarets for afflicted persons.