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  1. nosocomephobia(Noun)

    The excessive fear of hospitals.

  2. Origin: From Greek νοσοκομείον and φόβος.

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  1. Nosocomephobia

    Nosocomephobia is defined as the excessive fear of hospitals. Marc Siegel a doctor and associate professor at the New York University Medical Center says, "It's perfectly understandable why many people feel the way they do about a hospital stay," and continues, "You have control of your life ... up until you're admitted to a hospital." U.S. President Richard Nixon was known to have a fear of hospitals after refusing to get a treatment for a blood clot in 1974 saying, "if I go into the hospital, I'll never come out alive.".


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