Guy de Maupassant: aspectos médicos de su creativa y desenfrenada vida
Miranda C, Marcelo; Departamento Neurología, Clinica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Roa V, Natalia; Psicóloga clínica, Magister en Literatura.Santiago, Chile
Bustamante C, Leonor; Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas y Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental Norte. Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Chile.
GUY DE MAUPASSANT: MEDICAL ASPECTS OF HIS LUSTFUL AND CREATIVE LIFE. The French writer Guy de Maupassant is considered one of the most important story-tellers of all times. In his short life, he produced relevant works which are full of interesting medical descriptions, as sleep palsy and unconscious memory, depicted on his famous tale The Horla. Furthermore, many of his novels and tales contain precise and very insightful descriptions of physicians, many of whom he contacted because of suffering severe migraine. Maupassant became psychotic on his last years as a result of neurosyphilis and died in an asylum. In this review, we analyze some medical aspects of his intense life and provide references of unknown medical descriptions on his works.