God's Hotel

A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

by Victoria Sweet

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God's Hotel
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A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
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Victoria Sweet

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Hardcover, 372 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published April 26 2012 | purchase

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God's Hotel
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A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
Author
Victoria Sweet

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Book Summary

San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (God's Hotel) that cared for the sick during the Middle Ages. It's also where Dr. Victoria Sweet learned a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. God's Hotel chronicles the more than 20 years Sweet spent working at the hospital.