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Jean H.A., French physician, 1846-1930. See: d'Espine sign.
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Interestingly, Despine and Bertrand often conflict in their writing on their patient, which facilitates analysis into the complexities of early-nineteenth-century scientific debates within the medical profession.
Despine departed from the scientific norms of his day in order to attempt to alleviate Nanette's symptoms, and displayed a zeal in writing about her not normally displayed by psychiatrists in this period.
Nanette Leroux became the charity patient of Antoine Despine, medical director of the town's spa, who treated her incapacitating nervous symptoms with hydrotherapy and animal magnetism (or hypnosis, as it was later renamed).