Francisco López Muñoz, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), presents the collection “Humanidades Médicas: Cultura, Arte, Ciencia y Salud” (Medical Humanities: Culture, Art, Science and Health) of Delta Publicaciones, which he directs with the support of an international editorial board in which the academicians of the RAED Ángel Aguirre, Xabier Añoveros, Ernesto Kahan, Joaquim Gironella, Joan Francesc Pont and Alfredo Rocafort stand out. The collection now has two titles: “Cuando la medicina no cura” (When medicine doesn’t cure), a compilation of articles on non-therapeutic medical experiments that have been made in recent history, edited by Esther Cuerda and López Muñoz himself, and “El vuelo de Clavileño. Brujas, locos, pócimas, fármacos, médicos e inquisidores a través de la literatura cervantina” (El flight of Clavileño, witches, madmen, potions, drugs, doctors and inquisitors through Cervantes literature), signed by López Muñoz and Francisco Pérez Fernández.
The objectives of the project are to achieve the challenge of disseminating scientific-medical knowledge in Spanish linked to other areas of humanistic and cultural knowledge-hence the name of the collection-and also to do so in a way that is suitable for all types of target audiences: scientists, clinicians, teachers, university students and even non-professional readers. On the other hand, the collection aims to get excited and boost the interest of the different audiences they are directed to know more about the issues addressed, serving as support tools for people who are new to these topics, including students of different university degrees and postgraduate degrees and the general public, as well as those professionals and teachers who are already imbued in the subject.
The works of the collection will have the widest diffusion in all Spanish-speaking markets, including that of the United States and in those places that have an interest in the book written in Spanish. The topics and contents will be rigorously selected by the editorial board, which has the participation of more than 70 recognized professionals.