Hektoen International

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Tag: The Imperial Asylum at Vincennes

  • The Imperial Asylum at Vincennes

    On March 8, 1855, Napoleon III of France announced the creation of the Imperial Asylum at Vincennes. It opened in 1857 and was intended to be a place where workers could receive care comparable to military veterans—particularly significant as construction and factory jobs had become more important and more dangerous. The Emperor subsidized the early…