Title

Comic treatment : Molière and the farce of medicine

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

MLN

Publication Date

5-1979

Volume

94

Issue

4

First Page

676

Last Page

687

Abstract

When Comedy, Music and Ballet step forward at the end of L'Amour medecin, the audience learns that in Moliere's theater the farcical passage from sickness to health is much more than a theme. Claiming to have a real therapeutic value, the three arts ask to be recognized as the grands medecins, and present themselves as an alternative to a dubious and rather mercenary medical profession.

DOI

10.2307/2906292

Print ISSN

00267910

E-ISSN

10806598

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Copyright © MLN 1979 The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Recommended Citation

Livingston, P. (1979). Comic treatment: Molière and the farce of medicine. MLN, 94(4), 676-687. doi: 10.2307/2906292