Claude Bernard

  • Daniel L. Traber
Conference paper


Claude Bernard was born on July 12th, 1813, in the small town of St. Julien on the Rhone river. He was educated in the nearby city Villefranche. The various schools which he attended were run by the Jesuit order and consequently he received a very thorough and exact education. On completion of his early education Bernard apprenticed himself to a pharmacist. However, at the same time he developed a very strong interest in theatre. He wrote a Vaudeville sketch and later a five act tragedy entitled “Arthur de Bretagne”. In 1834 he went to Paris with the manuscript of his play to seek a career as a playwright. Fortunately for humanity Dr. Bernard’s play was rejected. In later years, as Bernard obtained national recognition as a scientist, the play was eventually published. It was actually performed on national French radio in 1934.


Small Town Strong Interest Early Educa Tion Recogni Tion Anatomical Dissection 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel L. Traber
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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