Hospitals and religion

  • Created by: Serafina
  • Created on: 25-11-18 14:44

Video notes

  • Hospitals were originally guest houses to offer rest for travellers 
  • An example is Hotel Dieu in Paris
  • Usually hospitals were small and had a maximum of 12 patients, this is from the 12 Disciples in the Bible 
  • Hospitals were usually run by Monks and Nuns 
  • They helped the sick but did not cure them
  • Links between illness and religion 
  • Birth disfigurement was a sign of sin and evil, a punishment from God 
  • People got a


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