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THE GLORY OF FRANCE Published in September 2019 H E K T O R A M A   .     ARCHITECTURE AND THE FRENCH HOSPITAL       Parisian hospitals, like those in many European capitals, are the results of years of accretion. Hôtel-Dieu, the oldest Parisian hospital, was founded by Saint Landry in […]

The General Hospital – all are welcome

Jan W.P.F. 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 […]