Romans built the first military hospitals circa 100 BCE.
Today’s hospitals and facilities for medical treatment have a history that dates back to the Roman Empire, when military hospitals were organized to treat and repair the critically important Roman Army. Perhaps the most rudimentary form of the hospital prior to this were the healing temples of ancient Greece.
- Military hospital – Wikipedia
A military hospital is a hospital that is reserved for the use of military personnel, their dependents and other authorized users. They may or may not be located on a military base; many are not.
- Field hospital – Wikipedia
A field hospital is a small mobile medical unit, or mini hospital, that temporarily takes care of casualties on-site before they can be safely transported to more permanent hospital facilities.
- Roman Hospitals – UNRV.com
Hospitals in ancient Rome were generally limited to military camps and the very late empire, after the establishment of Christianity.
- Medicine in ancient Rome – Wikipedia
Medicine in ancient Rome combined various techniques using different tools, methodology, and ingredients. Roman medicine was highly influenced by Greek medicine.