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[A plastic model of a lost hospital: the San Lazzaro leper house].


The Museum of History of Medicine preserves a polychromatic plastic model drawned to a scale of one to one hundred. This model shows an hospital in Rome where, in the Middle Ages, it used to hospitalize lepers. The buildings were placed extra pomerium in account of sanitary reasons. They were composed of a church, that still does exist, and of a leper house, that was destroyed in 1938. The leper house became part of the Santo Spirito in Saxia hospital just in the XVIII century.

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