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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, secondary sources, 1990

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 100 Jahre Freiherr Carl von Rothschild’sche Stiftung Carolinum, Dieter Windecker (Quintessenz Verlag, 1990), typescript with photographs.