Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: early hospitals in the Americas

  • The first ten hospitals on the American Continent

    Marco Antonio Ayala-GarcíaMéxico Many hospitals came and went during the three centuries of the American colonies. By the end of the sixteenth century some 128 hospitals were operating throughout the Americas, largely in response to the frequent outbreaks of disease in the territories. The Spanish Crown needed to promote the good health of their subjects,…