Charities of France in 1866 [by W.R. Lawrence]. (Google eBook)

Front Cover
1867
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 189 - ... trade, elected by their peers. Masters, being French subjects, aged 25 or upwards, of 5 years' standing, and 3 years' domicile within the jurisdiction of the Council, are electors for the master-prud'hommes ; foremen and workmen, under the same circumstances, are electors for the foremen prud'hommes. All electors aged 30 and upwards, and skilled in reading and writing, are eligible. The masters and foremen are equally balanced in the council, which must consist of 6 members at least. One half...
Page 16 - ... destitute were multiplied in almost incredible numbers in nearly every country of western and central Europe. It is noticeable that, in all these benefactions, the juvenile classes were specially remembered. An edict promulgated in the year 809, under the rule of Charlemagne, contained this provision : " The widow, the orphan, and the helpless, are placed under the protection of the king, as they are under God. They should enjoy legal peace, and the cause in which they are interested should be...
Page 14 - A later council, held in the same city in 549, ordained that criminals should be visited in the prisons every Sunday, by the archdeacon and provost, who should supply their wants at the expense of the church, and further, that the bishops should take particular care of the lepers. The council of Tours, held in...
Page 189 - See., between masters and their dependants, principally to obviate strikes and other irregularities. By the new law of 1853, the councils of prudhommes are composed of masters and foremen of a certain trade, elected by their peers. Masters, being French subjects, aged 25 or upwards, of 5 years...
Page 58 - ... follows: The prefect of the Seine (president), the prefect of police, two members of the municipal council, two maires or deputy-maires, two members of the committee of assistance, one councilor of state or a master of requests, one physician and one surgeon practicing at the hospitals, one professor of medicine, one member of the chamber of commerce, one member of the council of prud'hommes, and five members taken from other classes than those above mentioned. Begging is forbidden and punished...
Page 60 - IV., in 1 607, principally for diseases of the skin and chronic complaints ; Hopital du Midi, 336 beds, for venereal diseases of men ; Lourcine, 276 beds, for venereal diseases of women ; Children's Hospital, founded in 1735, with a branch in the country — St. Eugenie — 425 beds ; Lying-in Hospital, (La Maternite,) 402 beds, in the ancient Abbey of Port Royal; Clinique, 146 beds, principally for lying-in.
Page 14 - Clovis, in the year 511, ordained that the whole income of the church should be devoted to the maintenance of public worship, the support of the clergy and the poor, and the ransom of captives. A later council, held in the same city in...
Page 57 - Hospital are for the sick. Hospices are for the aged, infirm, insane, incurable diseases, and destitute children. The hospitals are divided into two classes : 1st. Those devoted to the treatment of acute diseases and injuries, of which there...
Page 14 - ... after three warnings, we will all assemble, and in concert with our bishops, priests, and clergy, since we have no other arms, we will proclaim from the choir of the church, against such murderers, the 108th Psalm, to draw upon them the malediction of Judas, that they may die not only excommunicated, but accursed.
Page 59 - Charité, 494 beds, founded in 1606; St. Antoine, 352 beds, ancient abbey of St. Antoine; Necker, 403 beds, founded by Madame Necker in 1779; Cochin, 123 beds, founded by Mons. Cochin, a clergyman, in 1780; Beaujon, 440 beds, founded in 1780; Lariboisiere, founded by Madame Lariboisière, who died in 1846, leaving a bequest of 2,900,000 francs.

Bibliographic information