LE TRACCE DEL PASSATO NELLA SANITÀ LIGURE
The oldest records on Ligurian hospitals are linked with the history of the so called “pievi” (rural churches), but reliable data before the year one thousand are rare and incomplete. The medieval Genoa was well provided with hospices outshone by the rising star of the Pammatone Hospital in 1471. This became the major city hospital and it lasted for five centuries. Many quarantine hospitals spread outside the city limits the Ligurian Riviera and were used, above all, when big epidemics of plague, cholera and the like would break out.
Key words: history of hospitals, Genoa, Italy