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Carolinum (Baron Mayer Carl von Rothschild's Foundation), Frankfurt

Named in memory of Mayer Carl von Rothschild (1820-1886), the Carolinum was founded by his daughter, Hannah Louise von Rothschild (1850-1892) in 1890 as the Baron Mayer Carl von Rothschild's Foundation, 'Carolinum'. Hannah Louise remained single and dedicated her life to charity in Frankfurt. She had originally intended that the foundation should be an out-patients institution along the lines of examples she had seen in Paris, but the Carolinum became a new type of foundation for the city in that it was a polyclinic with a dental care section. Hannah Louise died in 1892, and her mother successfully sought permission for the foundation to run in perpetuity. In 1906 the Carolinum was converted into a dedicated dental clinic with the full support of the Rothschilds. When the University of Frankfurt was formed in 1910, the Carolinum was one of the original components.

Carolinum (Dental Clinic), Baron Mayer Carl von Rothschild's Foundation, secondary sources, ;'Die von Rothschild'sche Stiftung Carolinum, seit ihrer Begründung bis zur Eröffnung des Neubaues 1910', 1910

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Die von Rothschild'sche Stiftung Carolinum, seit ihrer Begründung bis zur Eröffnung des Neubaues 1910, [History of The von Rothschild Foundation Carolinum, from its inception until the opening of the new building in 1910], Frankfurt am Main, 1910. [Photocopy].

Carolinum (Dental Clinic), Baron Mayer Carl von Rothschild's Foundation, secondary sources, 'Festenden zum dreifachen Jubiläum Carolinum', 1950

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Festenden zum dreifachen Jubiläum Carolinum, [Celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Carolimnum], Frankfurt am Main, 2 January 1950. [Photocopy].

Carolinum (Dental Clinic), Baron Mayer Carl von Rothschild's Foundation, secondary sources, 'Das Zahnärztliche Universtätsinstitut (der Freiherr Carl von Rothschild’schen Stiftung) Carolinum', 1977

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Das Zahnärztliche Universtätsinstitut (der Freiherr Carl von Rothschild’schen Stiftung) Carolinum in Frankfurt A.M. von den Anfängen bis zum tode von Otto Loos (1936), [The Dental University Institute (of the Freiherr Carl von Rothschild Foundation) Carolinum in Frankfurt A.M. from the beginnings to the death of Otto Loos (1936). Dissertation by Elke Bald-duch, Frankfurt a.M., 1977.  [Photocopy]. 

Carolinum, Baron Mayer Carl von Rothschild's Foundation, secondary sources, '100 Jahre Freiherr Carl von Rothschild’sche Stiftung Carolinum', 1990

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Carolinum, Frankfurt, Dieter Windecker, the Director of the Foundation researched and published a history of the institution, 100 Jahre Freiherr Carl von Rothschild’sche Stiftung Carolinum, Dieter Windecker (Quintessenz Verlag, 1990).

Carolinum (Dental Clinic), Baron Mayer Carl von Rothschild's Foundation, secondary sources, '100 Jahre Freiherr Carl von Rothschild’sche Stiftung Carolinum', 1990

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A short history of the Zahnärztliches Universitäts-Institut der Freiherr Carl von Rothschild’schen Stiftung Carolinum, [Dental Clinic], Dieter Windecker, the Director of the Foundation.