Vinchon, Jean (1884– )
French neuropsychiatrist who published books in areas of
parapsychology. He was born on June 21, 1884, in the Department
of the Somme, France. He received his M.D. in 1911 at
Paris. He was successively the medical director of the Neuropsychiatric
Center of the French Army of the East during
World War I (1917–18), director of the clinic of Paris Medical
School between the wars, and director of Army Neuropsychiatric
Center, Paris Region as World War II began (1939–40). He
then became a neuropsychiatrist at the War Veterans Ministry
and a neuropsychiatric consultant at Hôpital de le Pitié.
Through most of his career Vinchon had a lively interest in
psychic phenomena. He was a member and, for a period, president
of the Institut Métapsychique. He authored several
books growing out of his broad interests.
Vinchon, Jean. L’Art et la Folie (Art and Insanity). Paris
Stock, Delamain et Boutelleau, 1950.
———. La Magie du dessin Du griffonage automatique au dessin
thérapeutique (The Magic Drawing From Automatic Scribbling
to Therapeutic Drawing). N.p., 1959.
———. Mesmer et son secret (Mesmer and His Secret). Toulouse
Privat, 1936.
Vinchon, Jean, and Maurice Garçon. Le Diable. 1928. English
ed. as The Devil. London, 1929. Reprint, New York E. P.
Dutton, 1930.