- Name - Jean Marie Joseph Capgras
- Born - 1873 (Verdun-sur-Garonne)
- Death – 1950 (Paris)
- Nationality - French
- Occupation - Psychiatrist
- He was a brilliant student at the Montauban lycee where he trained in Medicine.
- Student of the French Psychiatrist Valentin Magnan.
- Capras became Chief Psychiatrist at the Maison-Blanche asylum.
- Popular because of his extreme benevolence.
- Capgras was very open to the ideas of his young co-workers, even if they expressed views that he did not share.
- Best known for first describing the the Capgras delusion in 1923 together with his assistant Jean Reboul-Lachaux; when they were working at the Sainte-Anne Hospital.
- The case was first presented at the meeting of the Clinical Society for Mental Medicine (10 January 1923).
- They described the case of a 53 year old woman whom they wrote had l'illusion des sosies.
- Sosies is the French word for "doubles".
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