author:D. G. Healy
published in: 2007
summary: Gericault's 1822 historical depiction of this madwoman with gambling mania was one of ten paintings commissioned by the Salpetriere to show psychiatric disease in facial appearance (physiognomies). The author speculates on a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, a disorder only recently described by James Parkinson (1817), but probably already known to French Neurology.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Institute of Neurology, Queen Square and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 1069 - end page: 1070
keywords: 19th century , facial expression , female , France , gambling , history , humans , medicine in art , paintings , Parkinson's disease
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