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Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury
- 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 Gallery of the Hospital of the Innocents
- An illustrated description from Your Way to Florence of the gallery set in the early 15th-century orphanage designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Hospices Civils de Beaune
- 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.
MuslimHeritage.com: The Modern Hospital in Medieval Islam
- 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.
Wikipedia: English Medieval Hospitals and Almshouses
- The collaborative encyclopedia offers several articles on individual hospitals or almshouses founded in England in medieval times.
Wikipedia: Ospedale degli Innocenti
- 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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