Tag Archives: Parisian hospitals

The leech makes a comeback

Meryl C. Sigaton City of Silay, Philippines   This image of the Hirudo Medicinalis (European Medicinal Leech) was photographed latching on to the human skin. Source The anterior and posterior suckers of the European Medicinal Leech is clearly visible in this image. Source Four (4) medicinal leeches were photographed on a human hand to show […]

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 […]