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95 Above: Titlepage of the rules and regulations of the military hospital in Maastricht, 1749. | National Archive Raad van State, inv.no.1909 Right: Description of the daily work in the military hospital in the handwriting of medicinae doctor Adrien Pelerin. 'Memorie van geapprobeerden staat van het militaire guarnisoens Hospitaal so als thans geregeert en behandelt word binnen de stad Maestright'. 30 juli 1744. | RHCL Old Military Archives, inv.nr.47 item18 Wednesdays and Saturdays in order to be informed of soldiers During the French period (1794 -1814) the institution was that were to be discharged, so that they could look after them renamed Hôpital de l’Unité. At first it continued to be used as until they had recovered completely. The wards had to be garrison hospital. During the quieter years of the French period cleaned and swept before rounds, and evil smells had to be the hospital was closed and the building was used as a barracks. combated by burning juniper berries, odoriferous wood or by Later it housed a hospital for sufferers of scabies – popularly ‘evaporation of vinegar’. Prior to rounds the surgeon had to called ‘kretshospitaal’ – until 16 November, 1813. After the change his patients’ bandages so that he was informed of the French period the garrison hospital came to be mainly located in latest state of affairs and able to confer with the medicinae the Grote Looiersstraat. doctor. The caretaker of each ward had to report on the patients in his care. Thecontractor took notes about the prescribed diet and the master assistant of the pharmacist wrote down which medicines were required.


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