234 Route 3.
Chemists. Sommer (a German), in the Ezbekiyeh and the Muski
(English and homoeopathic prescriptions made up); Ducrot (a Frenchman),
also in the Ezbekiyeh; Nardi, in the Muski; Swiss Pharmacy of Dr. Hess,
in the Ezbekiyeh; Pharmacie Centrale (Perrot), Boulevard Clot-Bey.
Churches. English Church (PI. 8; C, 5), Route de Boulaq, in the Is¬
ma'iliya quarter. — American Service in the American Mission (PI. 1; C, 5),
near Shepheard's Hotel. — Protestant Church (PI. 10), in the Isma'iliya
quarter; German service in the morning, French in the afternoon. — Roman
Catholic Church (PI. 13; C, 3), in a street off the Muski, opposite the street
in which the Hotel du Nil is situated. Convento Grande di Terra Santa,
with 18 chaplains of different nationalities. Jesuit Church, in the Rosetti
Garden. Franciscan Church, near the Boul. Clot Bey. Church of the Mission
of Central Africa, under Mgr. Sogaro. — Orthodox Greek Church (PI. 11;
C, 3), in the Hamzawi (p. 253). — Coptic Catholic Church (PI. 6; C 3, E 4),
at the back of the Roman Catholic Church; Coptic Jacobite Church (PI. 7;
B, 4, 5), in a side street between the Boulevard Clot Bey'and the Ezbe¬
kiyeh. These two sects have, in all, 32 churches at Cairo. — The Jews
here are of two sects, the Talmudists and the Karaites, the former being
by far the more numerous. They possess 13 synagogues, most of which
are situated in the Jewish quarter (Derb el-Yahudi). The religious affairs
of both sects are presided over by a chief rabbi.
Schools. The new School of the American Mission (PI. 1), conducted
by Messrs Lansing and Watson, whose sphere of operations is chiefly
among the Copts, adjoins the English Consulate in the Ezbekiyeh. —
The Anglican Mission School is presided over by Miss Whateley. — The
German School, managed by the Rev. Hr. Graeber, is largely patronised by
all nationalities and sects. — Besides these,, there is a European Girls'
School (Mme. Castel and Fraul. Im Hof), an Ecole Gratuite, an Ecole des
Soeurs du Sacri^Cozur, a Pensionnat des Soeurs du Bon Pasteur, a College
de la Ste. Famille (school of the Jesuits), and an Ecole de Freres. — Per¬
mission to visit the Egyptian schools may be obtained at the office of the
general inspector, in the Derb el-Gamamiz (p. 269).
Hospitals. The large Kasr el-'Ain (PI. 28; G, 6), a hospital with a
school of medicine, lies on the Nile, on the route to Old Cairo (p. 373).
— The European Hospital (physician, Dr. Martini), in the 'Abbasiyeh, is
admirably fitted up, and under the supervision of the consuls. The pa¬
tients are attended by sisters of mercy. The charges are 6-12 fr. per day.
according to the accommodation, and poor patients are also admitted at
lower rates. — The large German Deaconnesses' Institute (PI. 22; C, 6), in
the new Isma'iliya quarter, opened in 1884, is intended mainly for sick
strangers in Cairo. — The new Austrian Hospital is also in the 'Abbasiyeh.
Teachers of Arabic. Ibrahim Effendi Zen-eddin (address ascertained
from the porter of the Hotel du Nil); Serkis, a Syrian.
Clubs. The Geographical Society (PI. 26; C, 4), founded by Dr. Schwein¬
furth, the celebrated African traveller, possesses an extensive library and
a reading-room, which are open to visitors at certain hours. — The Club
Khidirial (PI. 17; C, 5), in the Ezbekiyeh, is fitted up in the English
style, and is patronised by some of the higher government officials among
other members. Strangers are not admitted without difficulty.
Exchange, with reading-room and cafe, in the New Hotel.
Baths (comp. p. 21). European Baths at the hotels, and in the Ro¬
setti Garden (Bagni Tosi, kept by a native of Trieste). The best of the
numerous Arabian Baths are those near the Bab esh-Sha'riyeh (PI. B, 3),
one at Bulak, and the Mandolfo Baths in the 'Abbasiyeh (also with a
Booksellers. Kauffmann, in the Muski, an old-established firm. Penas-
son, Barbier, both in the Ezbekiyeh. Photographs (see below) are also
sold at Kauffmann's. — Writing and drawing materials are sold by Kauff¬
mann, Penasson, and Zollikofer, the last in the Muski. Visiting cards may
be ordered at Zollikofer's and at Boehm-Anderefs, in the Ezbekiyeh.
Photographs. Schoefft, 'Abbasiyeh Street (Place Faghalla), with a
good background for groups; also a fine collection of "groups of natives,
and a few desert scenes, some of which are very striking (various prices ;