(excerpt) Alexandre ArsLne Girault was an eccentric Hymenopterist who specialized on taxonomy of the Chalcidoidea. It has been said that it is dangerous to study the parasitic Hymenoptera, for many of those who do end up in mental institutions, become alcoholics, or are, at least, a little odd. Girault was one of the odd ones.
Townes, Marjorie C.
"A. A. Girault and His Privately Printed Papers,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist, vol 5
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol5/iss4/4