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[mass noun] The adverse effects of a prolonged stay in hospital, such as developmental retardation in children.
- ‘I personally value psychology's contribution to reducing the iatrogenic pediatric disease of ‘hospitalism’ that was rampant earlier in this century in homes for abandoned and orphaned children.’
- ‘However, hospitalism is not necessarily the destiny of all children brought up without their mothers.’
- ‘This debate today could well be called a debate on hospitalism, the name applied in the mid-19th century to often fatal post-operative infection.’
- ‘In the Neonatal Departments of the Khmelnytsky City Children's Hospital early mental stimulation of orphans, designed to combat hospitalism, is carried out.’
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