Plaintiff hospital claimed a lien upon the personal effects of a deceased patient left in their possession. An Iowa statute defines a hotel, for the purposes of its operator's lien, as including "inn, rooming house, and eating house, or any structure where rooms or board are furnished, whether to permanent or transient occupants." The term "guest" is defined to include "any legal occupant of any hotel as herein defined." Held, that "structure" as used in the statute refers to one used for the entertainment of ordinary individuals, as in the case of the structures enumerated; and that a hospital, used for a fundamentally different purpose, has no lien. Hull Hospital, Inc. v. Wheeler, 216 Iowa 1394, 250 N. w. 637 (1933).

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