Salle des Povres or Room of the Poor, almost 50m long, with curtained beds for patients and a painted wooden ceiling with dragons' heads and caricatures of local people, and the chapel behind, in Les Hospices de Beaune, or Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, a charitable almshouse and hospital for the poor, built 1443-57 by Flemish architect Jacques Wiscrer, and founded by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, and his wife Guigone de Salins, in Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France. The furniture was restored in 1875 by Maurice Ourdou. The hospital was run by the nuns of the order of Les Soeurs Hospitalieres de Beaune, and remained a hospital until the 1970s. The building now houses the Musee de l'Histoire de la Medecine, or Museum of the History of Medicine, and is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Salle des Povres or Room of the Poor, almost 50m long, with curtained beds for patients and a painted wooden ceiling with dragons' heads and caricatures of local people, and the chapel behind, in Les Hospices de Beaune, or Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, a charitable almshouse and hospital for the poor, built 1443-57 by Flemish architect Jacques Wiscrer, and founded by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, and his wife Guigone de Salins, in Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France. The furniture was...
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