Salpetriere Hospital 1656

Nationality:
French
based:
Paris, Ville de Paris, Île-de-France, France

Teaching hospital built by Louis XIV the 'Sun King' on the site of a former gunpowder factory; Prior to this the site had housed prostitutes, disabled people and the poor. by the late eighteenth century it had become the world's largest hospital. The first vaccination was given there in April 1800. Address: 91 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, Paris 75013 France