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The General Hospital – all are welcome

Jan Kardaun Amsterdam, Netherlands   Hospice De Bicetre Credit: Wellcome Library, London (nr L0002974). Engraving by Letitia Byrne, 1829, after T. Nash after A. Pugin. Most people associate a hospital with medical care but would like to stay there as briefly as possible. In 1656, King Louis XIV of France created a General Hospital for […]