Van Gogh’s medical condition: a biochemical disorder?



The disease that aflicted him has been object of discussion during many years:  absinthe intoxications, arsenite poisoning, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, Lead poisoning, Meniere’s disease, Syphilis, have been among the atributted causes of his symptoms and signs.

We have talked already about the arsenite poisoning hypothesis.

Since Vincent Van Gogh’s life and medical condition have been presented in at least 5 major films, and I have already a thread about Porphyria in the movies, I invite you to read the basis that supports that Vincent Van Gogh suffered from Porphyria in the Biochemistry at the movies page.


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