PROUST Marcel (1871-1922)

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PROUST Marcel (1871-1922)


Sick PROUST ticket, with a prescription from Dr BIZE.
S.d. October 1922], 1 page in-12 oblong in ink on paper.
One month before his death: "Don't stay, I have so much fever that perhaps this will enable me to avoid new fits. What is this beer I drank 2 hours ago. I would like a knitting around a ball (I had already asked you). I made some very nice verses about you".
Reproduced in Philipp Kolb, Correspondance de Marcel Proust, t. XXI, n° 353.
Attached is a prescription from Doctor Bize (Paris, 27 February 1918, 1 page in-8 in ink on paper). Marcel Proust often called Dr. Bize, and, under the pretext of needing treatment, questioned him at length in order to enrich his work with medical sources.
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