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Jean Marie Joseph Capgras (French Psychiatrist) 1873-1950

Joseph Capgras Demographics:
  • Name - Jean Marie Joseph Capgras
  • Born - 1873 (Verdun-sur-Garonne)
  • Death – 1950 (Paris)
  • Nationality - French
  • Occupation - Psychiatrist
Joseph Capgras Important Facts:
  • 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.
Jean Marie Joseph Capgras & the Capgras Delusion:
  • 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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