Professor at the National Museum of Natural History and former director of the Musée de l’Homme (both in Paris), Robert Gessain (1907-1986) was a doctor, an ethnologist, a psychoanalyst, and an explorer. A student at the Institute of Ethnology, then at the Musée d’Ethnographie du Trocadéro (which became the Musée de l’Homme in 1937), he was asked to leave for...
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