A Biographical Note on Marcel Proust's Professor Cottard

@article{Pearn2003ABN,
  title={A Biographical Note on Marcel Proust's Professor Cottard},
  author={John Pearn},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={103 - 106}
}
  • J. Pearn
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Art
  • Journal of Medical Biography
A medical practitioner, Professor Cottard, features in Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, which has been described as one of the supreme achievements of world literature. Proust modelled the character of Cottard on the real-life Parisian neurologist and psychiatrist Dr Jules Cotard (1840–1889). Marcel Proust's father, Dr Adrien Proust, was an eminent Parisian surgeon and a contemporary of Cotard. A review of the biographical literature (in French) relating to Dr Jules Cotard and an… 

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