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Bedlam

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Word origins are often fascinating.  And revealing. In 1247 a hospital was founded at Bishopsgate, just outside the walls of London.  It was known as the Priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem. Bethlehem is a word that carries powerful, positive associations.   It is the name of the small Palestinian village where Ruth and David lived during Old Testament times, and… Read more »