The Hospital Notre-Dame a la Rose houses a beautiful collection of medical and pharmaceutical objects. This collection is partly original but some acquisitions were added in recent years.
Initially, the hospital is a charitable institution, as indicated by the etymological origin of its name (hospitality). The works of mercy are practiced in the name of Christian charity. For the nuns who were originally established in this institution and were at the bedside of the poor sick, the care of the soul prevailed over the care of the body. The medicalization of hospital structures and the secularization of their staff are only gradually taking place.