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Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

hospital in France
The Mazarin entrance to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital
A clinical lession in the Salpêtrière: Charcot demonstrates the effects of hysteria, with his patient Blanche Wittman. Painting by André Brouillet, 1887.
1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, showing personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotomania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière.

The Hôpital universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière (French: [opital ynivɛʁsitɛʁ pitje salpɛtʁijɛʁ]) is a well-known hospital in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.[1] It is one of Europe's largest hospitals.[2] It has a long history of treating patients with mental illnesses. Many famous people, worked there. Examples are Sigmund Freud, Georges-Gilles de la Tourette, and Jean-Martin Charcot.


  1. "Pitié-Salpêtrière." Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris. Retrieved on 26 February 2015. "47–83 boulevard de l'Hôpital 75013 Paris"
  2. "How to conduct European clinical trials from the Paris Region?" (PDF). CLINICAL TRIALS. BioTeam® Paris Region. February 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)