chapter  2
Poverty, Charity, and the Invention of the Hospital
ByPeregrine Horden
Pages 30

Are we harming anyone in building lodgings [katagogia] for strangers, for those who visit us while on a journey and for those who require some care [therapeias] because of sickness, and when we extend to them the necessary comforts, such as [male] nurses [nosokomountas], those who give medical assistance [iatrouontas], beasts of burden, and escorts? All these must apply the skills needed for life and those that have been devised for living decently; they must also have buildings suitable for their work, all of which are an honour to the place, and, as their reputation is credited to our governor, confer glory on him. 1