Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Pierrot

  • Illness or intoxication? Diagnosing a French clown 

    Sally MetzlerChicago, Illinois, USA In his day, Thomas Couture was a renowned history painter, though his students would later surpass him in fame—the likes of Edouard Manet and John Lafarge. Born in the small French town of Senlis, his parents moved to Paris when he was a child so he could study art. He attended…