Buildings of the medieval period specifically founded and designed to offer charitable shelter to the pilgrim, leper, poor, infirm and insane, which might or might not include medical care.
The official site gives an illustrated introduction to the medieval Hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, and Greyfriars Chapel, the only surviving part of a Franciscan friary. Includes visitor information.
The official site describes the history and organisation of this French hospital founded in 1443 by the Chancellor Nicolas Rolin. The older buildings are open to the public.
Gloria Chiarini describes the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence, founded in 1419 for orphans and abandoned children, and designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Part of The Florence Art Guide.
A brief, illustrated article on the Islamic medieval hospital, taken from a longer scholarly article by Prof. Aydin Sayili which is also available in PDF format.
Brief mention of the excavation of a 14th-century Augustinian hospital in Scotland, with a photograph of a related standing building.
An illustrated description from Your Way to Florence of the gallery set in the early 15th-century orphanage designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
The collaborative encyclopedia offers several articles on individual hospitals or almshouses founded in England in medieval times.
An illustrated article from the collaborative encyclopedia on the 'Hospital of the Innocents', a children's orphanage in Florence designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1419.
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