Paul F Gachet's door plate, France, 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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