“The Queens of Hysterics”

Marie “Blanche” Wittmann is a name you probably have not heard, although you may know her face. “Blanche” features, among a throng of famous psychologists and neurologists, in the painting Une leçon Clinique à La Salpêtrière (A Clinical Lesson at La Salpêtrière) as the ideal hysterical woman. Her eyes half-closed, collapsed into the arms ofContinue reading ““The Queens of Hysterics””