Tracing Hospital BoundariesIntegration and Segregation in Southeastern Europe and Beyond, 1050-1970

Research output: Book/ReportBook


  • Irena Benyovsky Latin
  • David Gentilcore
  • Annemarie Kinzelbach
  • Rina Kralj-Brassard
  • Ivana Lazarević
  • Clement Masakure
  • Anna Peterson
  • Egidio Priani
  • Gordan Ravančić
  • Jane Stevens Crawshaw
  • David Theodore
  • Christina Vanja
  • George Weisz
  • Valentina Živković

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Tracing Hospital Boundaries explores, for the first time, how the forces of both integration and segregation shaped hospitals and their communities between the eleventh and twentieth centuries in Europe, North America and Africa. Within this broad comparative context it also shines a light on a number of case studies from Southeastern Europe.
The eleven chapters show how people’s access to, and experience of, healthcare institutions was affected by social, cultural and economic, as well as medical, dynamics. These same factors intersected with developing healthcare technologies to shape hospital design and location, as well as internal policies and practices. The volume produces a new history of the hospital in which boundaries – both physical and symbolic – are frequently contested and redrawn.


Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-42923-9
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-40442-7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Apr 2020