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    The first public hospital in Pest, the Rókus

    Health care institutions have been present in Pest for centuries, but it was only with the opening of the St. Rókus Hospital that the spital, which emphasized healing rather than nursing and separation, became available to citizens. Initially a poorhouse, the institution is associated with many important milestones in Hungarian health care: it played an important role during the plague and cholera epidemics of the 18th and 19th centuries. Ferenc Flór and Ignác Semmelweis worked here, and at the turn of the century, X-rays were already used in diagnostics.

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    Hello, hello? - Telephone history in a nutshell

    After 140 years, the printed telephone directories will cease to be published this year, and the existence of a home telephone subscription and handset is no longer a matter of prestige, although a few decades ago it was a great joy in the family when, after a seemingly endless wait, the telephone desk in the living room finally came into its own.

    But how did the evolution of the telephone take off, what are the factors that prevented its development, and why are the number of telephone booths in our public spaces dwindling?

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    History of nursing from Zsuzsanna Kossuth to Ilona Andrássy

    In the 19th century, the history of patient care underwent a huge change, one of the main drivers of which was the improvement of the state of military nursing. Florence Nightingale was one of the most important implementers of these reforms. In Hungary, Zsuzsanna Kossuth is considered the founder of the nursing profession. The fate of the two women is similar: they were contemporaries and the storms of history deployed their commitment to nursing. Their mission remains an important pillar of the profession even today.

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    When the "red rooster" flares up - A short history of the Hungarian fire service

    Throughout history, people have feared fire as much as they have used it to their advantage. The dreaded fire, the "red rooster", could strike at any time and consume whole settlements. An organised force of dedicated people was needed to subdue the flames in case of trouble. There were firefighters in ancient Rome and its provinces, and there have always been firefighters in later times, who chose to take on the task of putting out fires, with all the danger and responsibility that entailed.

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    Imperial city

    The past of Vienna merged with the Hungarian history inseparably. It was a symbol of suppression and of liberty as well. This week, we are guiding you to the imperial city; with a gastro panorama and the Sacher cake, and the inevitable Advent market, but the famous Viennese sights cannot be skipped either.

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