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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.
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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