Raymond Poincaré University Hospital

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The Raymond Poincaré University Hospital is a hospital of the Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP). Located at Garches (Hauts-de-Seine, formerly in Seine-et-Oise), it was built between 1932 and 1936 and named after Raymond Poincaré, French president from 1913 to 1920.

In the 1950s the hospital specialised in the rehabilitation of polio sufferers (the disease was then widespread, including in France) and in it professor André Grossiord and the orthopedic doctor Olivier Troisier set up the 'Centre national de traitement des séquelles de la polio'. This includes a service dedicated to children, along with 44 beds for adults (22 for each sex) in the pavillon Widal with specialist personnel in massage, hydrotherapy and teaching sufferers how to walk again.


Coordinates: 48°50′20″N 2°10′12″E / 48.839°N 2.170°E / 48.839; 2.170