Accession Number:

ADA626025

Title:

The Narcissim of Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

For this paper I thought it would be interesting to investigate the personality of one of historys greatest battlefield surgeons, Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey who served as Napoleons Surgeon-in-Chief throughout the rise and fall of Napoleons Empire. While researching for an in-class presentation about the devastating toll diseases such as typhus and dysentery had on Napoleons Grand Arme, a theme kept presenting itself when reading about the accounts of Dr. Larrey. The writings of biographers, historians, his peers, and even Dr. Larrey himself reveal he was extremely vain and often times projected his vanity with malice. This research paper captures a small portion of the behaviors of Dr. Larrey and marries them up with research studies on narcissism throughout the past fourteen years to show Dr. Larrey was indeed a narcissist and his narcissistic tendencies precluded him from being an even more influential surgeon.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE