Charenton was known for its humanitarian treatment of patients, especially under its director the Abbé de Coulmier in the early 19th century.
The noted Belgian-born musicologist and composer Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny also died at the Charenton asylum, in 1842. The caricaturist André Gill died there in 1885. The mathematician André Bloch spent the last three decades of his life there, and mathematician Joseph-Émile Barbier also stayed there before being found and brought back into academia by Bertrand.
Today, the psychiatric hospital is known as the Esquirol Hospital (l'Hôpital Esquirol), after Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol who directed the institution in the 19th century. The architect of the 1845 structure was Émile Gilbert.
Gallery↑Jump back a section
|This article about a French building or structure is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a medical organization or association is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|