Javier Tapia García, doctor in medicine and surgery, believes that most of the musical production of Ludwig van Beethoven must be interpreted in terms of a deafness that began to affect from 22 years, but also in terms of isolation voluntarily sought to hide and a depression that fought with reading. He explains that in his inaugural speech as full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), “Entendiendo a Beethoven” (Understanding Beethoven), he read yesterday in Barcelona. The academician Pedro Clarós replied him on behalf of the RAED.


Specializing in paediatrics and winner of the Pediatric Society of Madrid Award, Tapia has been a precursor of occupational medicine in Spain and a pioneer of the phenomenon of medical tourism. He has developed his professional activity in Barcelona.