The memorial plaque reads:" The Swedish author August
    Strindberg (1849-1912) lived in this buildnig, then Hotel Orfila, between Februari and July 1896, a critical period of his life.
   ' My friends Orfila and Swedenborg protect, encorurage, and punish me. I do not se them, but I feel their presence. They do not appear to me  in my imagination, nor in visions or hallucinations, but through small daily occurrences I notice their intervention in the vicissitudes of my life.'

      Inferno, Mercure de France, Paris 1898