February 7th, 1889 – Vincent is taken to the Hospital Dieu in Arles again

February 7th, 1889 – Vincent is taken to the Hospital Dieu in Arles again

He has suffered another break from reality and believed for three days he was being poisoned.  His charwoman or cleaning lady told his neighbors he was secluding himself and not eating and the neighbors take the matter to the superintendent of police in Arles.  He has Vincent watched, does some investigation and declares Vincent to be unsafe.  He is admitted with hallucinations of voices reproaching him and continues to believe others are trying to poison him.  He will stay in the hospital for the next ten days.


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