Paul F Gachet's door plate, France, 1870-1909

1870-1909 in France

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Brass door plate, belonging to Dr. P.F. Gachet (1828-1909), French, 1870-1909

Dr Paul Ferdinand Gachet (1828-1909) was a French physician who specialised in mental health. Gachet was also a patron of the arts, becoming a close friend of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and later his physician.

Plagued with mental health problems, van Gogh lived with Gachet in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, from May 1890 until his suicide in July of the same year.

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Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
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door plate
Gachet, Dr.

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