Asthma Patient - This character receives regular visits from Dr. Rieux. He is a seventy-five-year-old Spaniard with a rugged face who comments on events in Oran that he learns about on the radio and in the newspapers.
Dr. Castel - This character is one of Rieux's medical colleagues and is much older than Rieux. He realizes after the first few cases that the disease is bubonic plague and is aware of the seriousness of the situation. He labors hard to make an anti-plague serum, but as the epidemic continues, he shows increasing signs of wear and tear.
Cottard - This character lives in the same building as Grand. He does not appear to have a job, although he describes himself as "a traveling salesman in wines and spirits." He is an eccentric figure, silent and secretive, who tries to hang himself in his room. Afterwards, he does...
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