The Century of Columbus

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The Century of Columbus by James J. Walsh

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n of charity. St. Philip Neri; modern appreciation. St. Ignatius. Savonarola. Political complications. Savonarola's fate. Las Casas' care for the Indians. St. Francis Borgia. Torture later in history. Witchcraft delusion post-reformation. Decadence of charity

CHAPTER II

HOSPITALS, NURSING AND CARE FOR THE INSANE 192

The humanity that cares for the ailing. Neglect in more recent times; jail-like hospitals without trained attendants. Beautiful Renaissance hospitals. Florence's Home of the Innocents. Ospedale Maggiore, Milan. Santo Spirito Hospital, Rome. Hospitals of the Beguines, Netherlands. St. John's Hospital, Bruges. Ample water supplies. Religious uniform and cleanliness. Sir Thomas More on hospitals. Brothers of Mercy in Spain. The Do-good Little Brothers. Care of the insane. Spain the leader. The "open door." Subsequent abuses. Italian asylums. Subsequent decadence

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