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Letter from Dr. Th. Peyron to Theo van Gogh
St-Rémy, 26 May 1889

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St-Rémy, May 26th 1889


In Answer to your letter of the 23rd inst., I have the satisfaction of telling you that Mr. Vincent has been perfectly calm since his entry into the house, and that every day he observes that his health improves. In the beginning he was subject to distressing nightmares which troubled him, but he observes that these distressing dreams have tended to disappear and decrease in intensity, resulting in a more restful and restorative sleep for him; he also has a better appetite.

In short, since his entry he has made a slight improvement in his state and this makes him hope for a complete recovery in the future.

He is occupied all day drawing in the park, where he now is, but since I see he is perfectly calm, I promised him that I would allow him to go to see different points of view outside of the establishment.

I intend to go to Paris during the month of June. I will have the honour of seeing you and better acquaint you about your patient than one can do by letter.

Sincerely Yours.

Dr. Th. Peyron.

At this time, Vincent was 36 year old
Dr. Th. Peyron. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 26 May 1889 in St-Rémy. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number to.

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