Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausol

  • Letters from the asylum

    Nicholas Kang Auckland, New Zealand   Asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausol, Provence, France. After cutting off his ear, Vincent van Gogh spent a year in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence confined to a mental asylum. Despite several major relapses during his stay, he continued to work prolifically, completing more than 140 paintings including masterpieces such as Starry Night, Irises, and Almond…