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Salpetriere Mazarin Entrance
The Mazarin entrance to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital
Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière 02
A clinical lession in the Salpêtrière: Charcot demonstrates the effects of hysteria, with his patient Blanche Wittman. Painting by André Brouillet, 1887.
Gautier - Salpetriere
1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, showing personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotomania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière.

The Hôpital universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière (French: [opital ynivɛʁsitɛʁ pitje salpɛtʁijɛʁ]) is a well-known hospital in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. It is one of Europe's largest hospitals. It has a long history of treating patients with mental illnesses. Many famous people, worked there. Examples are Sigmund Freud, Georges-Gilles de la Tourette, and Jean-Martin Charcot.


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