These paintings were among those displays at the St. Anne insane asylum at Paris, Feb. 19, 1946. The paintings were made by inmates.
Captions are the original words.
* In 1863, Napoleon III decides to create a psychiatric hospital in Paris on the site of The Sainte-Anne Farm. It is named “Asile Clinique” (Clinical Hospice) because it is devoted to be a place of treatment, research and teaching of mental diseases. Haussman, Prefect of the Seine Department, is in charge of this project. The “hospice” is inaugurated on January 1st, 1867, and the first patient is admitted on May 1st of the same year. During numerous years Sainte-Anne is going to fill its role of protection of the mentally ill person with the poor medical means available at that time.
The hospital continues its work to this day. Visit it online here.
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