Jean Delay

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Jean Delay (14 November 1907, Bayonne - 29 May 1987, Paris) was a French psychiatrist, neurologist and writer, a member of the Académie française (Chair 17). He discovered, jointly with J. M. Harl and Pierre Deniker, who was also a French psychiatrist, that a high dose of chlorpromazine produced a considerable reduction in the agitation and aggression of those patients with symptoms of schizophrenia.[1]


Jean Delay was the father of Florence Delay, of the Académie française, and of Claude Delay, novelist and psychoanalyist.



  • Les Dissolutions de la mémoire, Preface by Pierre Janet, 1942, PUF


  1. ^ Kandel, E. R. (2007). In Search of Memory. The Emergence of a New Science of Mind. W. W. Norton & Co. See also A review in Spanish about Kandel's book

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