Paris, France in 1635, physician to King Louis XIII and a journalist by the name of Theophraste Renaudot, opened the first free dispensary for the poor and also became the first director of it too. Theophraste Renaudot a few years earlier in 1930 founded the first medical advisory clinic.
Physician and Journalist
- Théophraste Renaudot – Wikipedia
Théophraste Renaudot (1586 – 25 October 1653) was a French physician, philanthropist, and journalist. Mark Tungate has termed him the “first French journalist” and the “inventor of the personal ad”.
- Theophraste Renaudot | French journalist | Britannica.com
Théophraste Renaudot, (born 1586?, Loudun, France—died Oct. 25, 1653, Paris), physician and social-service administrator who, as the founder of France’s first newspaper, is considered the father of French journalism.