Marcel Proust and Medicine

Ettore Campailla


The masterpiece of Marcel Proust contains many important considerations about Medicine. The great french writer knew very well the problems concerning several diseases as he was son and brother of important medical doctors; he also studied the problems concerning the diseases he was affected. He had many important medical intuitions: one of the best was the involuntary memory. In the paper are also described the troubles of a man who suffered all the life until the death.


Key words: Proust - Diseases in literature - Medicine in literature



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