9 September 2017

Paris 2017: Cimetière du Montparnasse: #10: Jean Itard

Jean Itard (1774–1838) was a doctor who is now largely known for his work in child psychiatry, more specifically for attentions to Victor de l'Aveyron, a relationship made famous by Truffaut's film L'enfant sauvage (1970). But he wrote many articles on other subjects, such as deafness and dumbness, and stuttering. The anchor on his tomb could represent hope or stability, or both.

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