Wuhan coronavirus hospital was originally Franciscan
February 21, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: “One of the first designated hospitals to treat the coronavirus epidemic” was named for a slain Franciscan friar when it was established in 1926, according to the Franciscan order. “By 1949, there were 150 beds, two clinics, 20 Franciscan Sisters of Christian Doctrine, and 7 nurses. In 1952, when all missionaries were expelled, the hospital was confiscated and was renamed … The Franciscan missionary presence also awaits the opportunity to continue where it left off.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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