[The Dodarts- father and son- physicians to the king].Hist Sci Med. 2000 Jan-Mar; 34(1):39-46.HS
Denis Dodart, barrister grandson, was born in Paris in 1634 and practiced especially botanical studies. He taught pharmacy and was, at first, the Duchesse de Longueville's own Doctor and, then, of the Princesse de Conti before acceeding to the rank of Conseiller-médecin to Louis XIV. In 1673, he was accepted as a member of the Academie Royale des Sciences (as botanist). In 1698, he became medical doctor to the Court retinue and Madame de Maintenon chose him for giving cares to Saint-Cyr schoolgirls. He died november the 5th 1707 and buried in Saint Germain l'Auxerrois Church, in Paris. His son : Claude Jean-Baptiste, born in 1664, was admitted Doctor to the Faculté de médecine of Paris in 1688 ; soon patronized by the Princesse de Conti he obtained the same appointment of Saint-Cyr School's Doctor than his father. Then, in 1693, he got also the same appointment to the Court retinue. In 1701, the Duc d'Orleans took him as "Principal Docteur". He proceeded with that title to the young Duc de Bretagne's suite and, further, to the Duc de Bourgogne. He became Louis XV's "Principal Docteur" on April the 6th, 1718 ; he died, November the 25th 1730, in Paris.