Tag Archives: Hotel Dieu

The barber-surgeons: their history over the centuries

Anusha Pillay Raipur, India Bloodletting from the arm. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY “His pole, with pewter basins hung, Black, rotten teeth in order strung, Rang’d cups that in the window stood, Lin’d with red rags, to look like blood, Did well his threefold trade explain, Who shav’d, drew teeth, and breath’d a vein.” -The Goat […]

Architecture and the French hospital

Sarah Hartley Garches, France   Episodes from the Life of a Bishop Saint, c. 1500 – Master of Saint Giles and assistant National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC With cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, Saint-Jean-le-rond on the left and the hospital Hotel-Dieu in the background. Until I left England to work in France, it had never […]