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Past in Perspective

The Salpetriere Hospital situated in Paris, France has a fascinating history. It was built by Louis XIV, as a factory to make gunpowder. Later, the factory was shifted other where and Louis ordered to convert it into a hospice for the destitute but it actually served as a prison for prostitutes, an asylum for homeless, mentally disabled or criminally insane and the paupers. In the French ...

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