Well I was in "God's house"?

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If you resort to modern terminology, Ambroise Pair headed the surgical Department chief of the Paris hospital "God's house". Also called the hospital and in another French city of Lyon. Where she comes from, these names?
The ancient world knew no hospitals, did not know of hospitals, as he knew not yet epidemic, raging in medieval society. At the time of Hippocrates and Galen medical care is often not outside the family circle, although the germ hospital organization of the Greeks can be seen in their hospitals, created with the temples of Aesculapius, from the springs. But the churches could not shelter the sufferers. People stayed in them for a long time: until the sacrifice was made, not prayed revered gods. If the patient could not go to the temple, it was done for him relatives and friends.
The Romans there was a special room for the wounded during campaigns, for the slaves who were in need of medical care. To some extent they were prototypes of future hospitals.
Defenders of Christianity are proud that the first hospital was created under the patronage of the Church figures. The oldest of them dates back to the year 372. It is arranged not far from the main cities of Cappadocia, a Roman province in the Eastern part of Asia Minor.
During the XI-XIII centuries, the Church had to build a lot of shelters in the path of the crusaders, especially when they return home. Militant children of Christ, carrying on the sale of pounds "Holy" of the earth as a perfect protection against devils, were carriers of many diseases and the source of many of the epidemics, especially such terrible diseases as leprosy.
The Greek name of leprosy "leprosy", hence leper colony, a special place was expelled permit and painful death poor lepers. To treat the disease could not, people knew about it only from the stories of the Bible, why, and gave him the name "divine disease." On the pages of the books she was rid of supernatural way, by the will of God, and thousands of lepers, cast out of cities and incorrigible Church as dead, vainly begged God to take upon them the miracle of healing.
Nineteen thousand leper colonies had to organize the Christian Church of the XII-XIII centuries - in this figure you can judge the size of the epidemic "divine disease."
Can we call Christian hospitals hospitals? Most likely, no. These were the kind of shelters for the elderly and crippled, for strangers coming in "Holy places", for merchants travelling on business. They could not become centres of development of medicine of his time And improve medical care. Even the advent Christian Church numerous religious organizations, or orders, as they were called, dedicated and caring for the sick, did not cause significant changes. As required by religious doctrine, before the body was treated soul. Sisters and brothers of mercy in monastic clothes jealously watched that their team had time to perform all religious rites required believer.
Modern French writer Maurice Druon in his series of historical Chronicles paints a picture of the hospital, where after the shipwreck got one of the characters of the book "the Poison and crown".
"The main male chamber was not smaller than the nave (the so-called part of the Church entrance doors, covered with arches) in the Cathedral. In the depth stood the altar, where each day has sent four services, as well as evening and read at night prayer... the Brothers of mercy in the brown-robed from morning to evening scurried down the main aisle: spiritual things were closely connected with worldly Affairs, singing Psalms answered wheezing and groans, incense could not drown out the smell of gangrene... Inscriptions derived huge Gothic letters directly on the wall above the headboard with and instructed the sick and the afflicted, Recalling that the Christian is more becoming to prepare for death, rather than to hope for a recovery."