Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 108-109

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Ben Smim Sanatorium: A medical and architectural legacy

Author: Ghita Hjiej, Maryam Fourtassi, Chaymae Ben Yakhlef, Abderrazak Hajjioui

Category: JMSR History of Medicine

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Ben Smim Sanatorium was the foremost medical facility treating patients with tuberculosis in Morocco. It opened its doors to patients in 1955 and offered state of the art medical care and recreational activities to convalescents. After the last patient left the sanatorium in 1975, this outstanding building, located in an idyllic geographical site could have been rehabilitated to serve other purposes. However, it has unfortunately been doomed by neglect to decay.

Keywords: Architectural legacy, Ben Smim, Sanatorium