ERNEST WEINFIELD, B.S., M.D.
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Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) the greatest of Spanish writers, bent upon the alleviation of all the ills of mankind, was a doctor in very truth. He early commenced writing verses, and his pastoral, "Filena", attracted the attention of Cardinal Acquaviva whom he accompanied to Italy as page. In 1570 when serving in the war against the Turks and African corsairs, he lost the use of his left hand. In 1583 he retired from service and recommenced his literary work, publishing in 1584 his pastoral "Galatea". He lived by writing for the stage, to which he contributed
WEINFIELD E. Medical Men Who Have Attained Fame in Other Fields of Endeavor: III. Medical Humorists. IV. Medical Men as Inventors. V. Medical Men as Explorers. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:444–448. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-3-444
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(3):444-448.
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