Cervantes: father of Don Quixote and son of a dentist.

by Antonio del Valle, Martín Romero
Abstract:
In the works of Cervantes, one can observe a detailed knowledge of dental matters. Although some of his biographers think that this is the result of the very broad cultural knowledge of this distinguished Spanish writer, the authors of this paper think differently. Having studied and analyzed many documents referring to the Cervantes family, especially those which dealt with the strong influence the teachings of Cervantes' father had on his son, we have reached the conclusion that his father must have been a 16th Century dentist.
Reference:
Cervantes: father of Don Quixote and son of a dentist. (Antonio del Valle, Martín Romero), In Journal of dental research, volume 85, 2006.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Valle2006,
  Title                    = {{Cervantes: father of Don Quixote and son of a dentist.}},
  Author                   = {del Valle, Antonio and Romero, Mart'{i}n},
  Journal                  = {Journal of dental research},
  Year                     = {2006},
  Month                    = aug,
  Number                   = {8},
  Pages                    = {701--4},
  Volume                   = {85},
  Abstract                 = {In the works of Cervantes, one can observe a detailed knowledge of dental matters. Although some of his biographers think that this is the result of the very broad cultural knowledge of this distinguished Spanish writer, the authors of this paper think differently. Having studied and analyzed many documents referring to the Cervantes family, especially those which dealt with the strong influence the teachings of Cervantes' father had on his son, we have reached the conclusion that his father must have been a 16th Century dentist.},
  File                     = {:D$backslash$:/Испанская литература на испанском/Латинская Америка/Cervantes_y_Critica.pdf:pdf},
  ISSN                     = {0022-0345},
  Keywords                 = {Barber Surgeons,Barber Surgeons: history,Dentists,Dentists: history,Famous Persons,History, 16th Century,History, 17th Century,Literature, Modern,Literature, Modern: history,Medicine in Literature,Spain},
  Pmid                     = {16861285},
  Url                      = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19824332}
}

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