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View of the Old Ward, Jan Beerblock

1778

Highlight SH Zicht in de ziekenzalen Jan Beerblock

This painting offers a unique view of hospital life in bygone days. You see a random day in the hospital ward in 1778. There is a buzz of activity. The many nuns, in black habit, are all busy. They serve food, put the sick to bed, or attend to the dying in their last hours. Visitors, girls, and servants are running around. Cats and dogs were still admitted in those days. A number of items, such as the sedan chair or a bedpan, are still kept in the museum.