Francisco Javier Benjamín González Echeverría (Zaragoza-Spain, 1956)  graduated with degrees in  Geography and History, Section of History, by the U.N.E.D., 2006. Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery, University of Zaragoza, 1979. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salamanca, 1985, with an experimental thesis in Hematology, on Immunoglobulins biosynthesis in cellular culture of proliferative syndromes(cum laude). He was certified in Pediatrics in   Salamanca (1981-1985). He is married to Maria Teresa (Maite) Ancín Chandía and has 3 children.

He has the title of Ph.D in History  in EIDUNED( Escuela Internacional del Doctorado de la UNED) in Madrid  on 12Th January 2017 with the thesis, cum laude, “Miguel Servet y los impresores lioneses en el siglo XVI”, in English “Michael Servetus and Lyon’s printers in XVI century”. His two directors of  thesis were M. Carlos Martínez Shaw, Modern History Professor  UNED  in Madrid and  Luis Fernández Rodríguez, Medicine Ph.D, and UNED Tudela director.

He has been awarded three national prizes in Medicine : for Clinical Biopatology in 1989, for his work Allogenic Lymphocytic mixed cultures. Its use in the study of the inverted hemolytic plaque in patients of common variable immunodeficiency and hypergammaglobulinemias ; extra-hospital Pediatrics in 1990, for Nutritional importance of the minerals and other elements in a health care area. Simultaneous study of the waters and the urinary data (measures) in infants; and the Spanish Society of Puericulture in 1994, for Evaluation of the risk factors for the development of the allergy in childhood. Besides these, he has published numerous papers on medicine in general and in pediatrics, specifically.

In 2011, with the collaboration of the Government of Navarre, he published  The love for truth: Life and work of Michael Servetus which is the culmination of 16 years of research on Michael Servetus.Fig.1. .


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His work on Servetus has won him prizes such as the “El Escuraño” in 1998, and the Center of Studies Merindad of Tudela in 1999. He is the author of Michael Servetus, editor of the Dioscorides on the ‘ Dioscorides-Materia medica’ found at the village of Sesma (Navarre). Fig.2

He is also the author of Portraits or figures from the stories of the Old Gospel (Retratos o tablas de las historias del Testamento Viejo), Government of Navarre, Pamplona, 2001. Fig.3

and he is co-author of the work Michael Servetus or Michael De Villanueva, Government of Navarre, Pamplona, 2004. Fig.4

In addition he has communicated and published in national and international magazines in Medicine and History.

He has worked as a pediatrician for 26 years at the “Queen Sophia” hospital of Tudela in Navarre.

Publications on Servetus by González Echeverría (check PDFs).

(1996a) González  Echeverría, Francisco Javier  “A Spanish work attributable to Michael Servetus: 'The Dioscorides from Sesma” and “An unknown work by Michael Servetus” in: Book of Abstracts, SSHM Málaga Congress, Medicine in XX century. p70 & 72.

(1996b) González  Echeverría, Francisco Javier  “ An unknown work by Michael Servetus: The Dioscorides or Materia Médica from Sesma” in: Panacea, Magacine of the Medical Association of Navarre, ed. Castuera, Pamplona, p. 44.

(1996c) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier and Ancín Chandía, Teresa: “An unknown scientific work of Michael Servetus. The Dioscorides from Sesma” in: TK, Number 1, Navarre Association of librarians, Pamplona pp. 37-41.

(1996d) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Sesma's Dioscorides or Medical Matter: an unknown work of Michael Servetus (I)” and “Sesma's Dioscorides or Materia Medica: an unknown work of Michael Servetus (II)” in: Book of Abstracts. 35th International Congress on the History of Medicine, 2nd-8th, September, 1996, Kos Island, Greece, communications Number 6 y 7, p. 4.

(1997a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier Michael Servetus, editor of the Dioscorides. Institute of Sijenenses Studies “Michael Servetus” ed, Villanueva de Sijena, Larrosa ed and “Ibercaja,” Zaragoza.

(1997) H. Ramos/González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “A rigurious research on Michael Servetus, editor of the Materia Medica” in: Bibliographical News- International Magazine of Antique books dealers, Nov-Dic, nº 60.

(1998a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “The book of work of Michael Servetus for his Dioscorides and his Dispensarium” (Le livre de travail de Michel Servet pour ses Dioscorides et Dispensarium) and “The Dispensarium or Enquiridion, complement of the Dioscorides of Michael Servetus” (Enquiridion, L’oeuvre Le Dispensarium ou Enquiridion complémentaire sur le Dioscorides de Michel Servet) González Echeverría in: Book of summaries, 36th International Congress on the History of Medicine, Tunis (Livre des Résumés, 36 ème Congrès International d’ Histoire de la médicine, Tunis), 6th- 11th September 1998, (two communicacions), pp. 199 y 210.

(1998b) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “The ' Dispensarium' or 'Enquiridion,' the complementary work of the Dioscorides, both by Servetus” and “The book of work of Michael Servetus for his ‘Dioscorides’ and his 'Dispensarium' ” in: Program of the congress and abstracts of the communications, XI National Congress on History of Medicine, Santiago de Compostela, University of Santiago de Compostela, pp. 83-84.

(1999a) Gonzalez Echeverría “Andrés Laguna and Michael Servetus: two judaeo- converse( converted) humanist doctors of the XVI century” in: Andrés Laguna International Congress. Humanism, Science and Politics in the Renaissance Europe, García Hourcade y Moreno Yuste, coord., Junta de Castilla y León, Valladolid, 2001, pp. 377-389

(1999b) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Three new works by Michael Servetus” in: Pliegos de bibliofilia, Madrid, nº 5, pp. 19-32.

(1999c) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Michael Servetus belonged to the famous converso ( converted)Jewish family the Zaporta” in: Pliegos de Bibliofilia, nº 7, Madrid pp. 33-42.

(1999d) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “The new manuscripts of Servetus” in: Historia 16, nº 274, Madrid, pp. 100-107.

(1999e) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “On the Jewish origin of Michael Servetus” in: Roots. Jewish Magazine of Culture, Madrid, Number 40, pp. 67-69.

(2000) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Discovery of new editions of Bibles and of two 'lost ' grammatical works of Michael Servetus” and “The doctor Michael Servetus was a descendant of Jews” in: Abstracts, 37th International Congress on the History of Medicine, September 10-15,2000, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., pp. 22-23.

(2001a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier Portraits or figures from the stories of the Old Gospel. Spanish Summary. Government of Navarre, Pamplona 2001. Double edition: facsimile(1543) & critical edition. Prologue by Julio Segura Moneo.

(2001b) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Aspects of the life and work of Michael Servetus” in: XX National Congress of the Spanish Society of Pathological Anatomy. Book of papers, Pamplona, 1st to 5th of July of 2001, imp. Ainzúa, pp. 13-22. Collaboration and prologue by the Dr. Ana Puras.

(2001c) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “The Spanish work of Michael Servetus” in: Aki Yerushalayim, Yerusalaim –Jerusalem,nº 65, pp. 10-11.

(2001d) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “A Spanish work attributable to Michael Servetus: 'The Dioscorides of Sesma ' ”. Varia Histórico- Médica. Edition coordinated by: Jesús Castellanos Guerrero (coord.), Isabel Jiménez Lucena, María José Ruiz Somavilla y Pilar Gardeta SabaterIn: Minutes from the X Congress on History of Medicine, February 1986, Málaga. Printed by Imagraf, Málaga, pp. 37-55.

(2001e) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Michael Servetus” in: History of the illustrious Medical Association of Navarre (1899-2000). Medicine in the old Kingdom, from ancient times to present days, by Martínez Arce, María Dolores. Ed Illustrious Medical Association of Navarre. Government of Navarre. Department of Healthcare. Graf, Casturea, with illustrations by Balthazar Soteras Elía, pp. 284-308.

(2002a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Michael Servetus in the 'Opera Omnia' of Galenus of 1548-1551, printed by Jean Frellon.” Book of communications, XII National Congress on History of Medicine, Albacete, 7-9 of February, pp 42-43

(2002b) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Michael Servetus or Michael de Villanueva, documented from Tudela of Navarra” in: Social Groups in Navarra Relations and Rights through History. Volume I. Minutes from the V Congress of History of Navarra, SEHN, ed. Eunate, Pamplona, pp. 425 -437.

(2002c) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Old Gospel by Servetus,” in: Historia 16, nº 310, Madrid, pp 44-51.

(2002d) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Spanish summary of the Old Gospel,” González Echeverría in: Roots, Jewish Magazine of Culture, Madrid, pp. 54-55.

(2002e) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “The Spanish summary of Antwerp, 'Ymagines,' completed by Hans Holbein the Younger, and Michael Servetus in 1540,” in: Magazine of the Center of Studies Merindad of Tudela Number12, December of 2002, Printer Castilla, Tudela of Navarre.

(2003a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “ Why we celebrate the 450 Anniversary of Servetus's death.” in:,Panacea, Magacine of the Medical Association of Navarre, pag 16-17.

(2004a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Michael Servetus or Michael de Villanueva.
His connection with Navarre and its people,” in: Michael Servetus or Michael de Villanueva. Commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michael Servetus, 1553. Themes on History of Medicine. VV.AA Government of Navarre, Health Department, Pamplona.

(2004b) with Munárriz San Juan, Javier (Artistic direction) “Passion and death of Michael Servetus,” (brief dramatic scene), theatre play in one act, presented the 25th of October of 2003, at Tudela, by the group “Tertulia” in : Michael Servetus or Michael de Villanueva (2004). Commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michael Servetus, 1553, VV.AA. Government of Navarre, Department of Healthcare.Pictures(theatre)

(2004c) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier and Ancín Chandía, Teresa “The edition of Lyon of the ‘Opera omnia’ of Galen of the printer Jean Frellon (1548-1551) commented by Michael Servetus,” in: Medicine in the presence of the new millennium: a historical perspective. Coordinators: José Martínez Pérez,Isabel Porras Gallo, Pedro Samblás Tilve, Mercedes Del Cura González, Minutes from the XII Congress in History of Medicine, 7-9 febrary 2002, Albacete. Ed. Of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Cuenca, pp. 645-657.

(2004d) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Michael de Villanueva or Michael Servetus,” (1511-1513). National Federation of homes of the Navarre people, Number 15, Zaragoza, pp. 35-36.

(2005) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Two new works by Michael Servetus or Michael de Villanueva: The Andria( The girl from Andros island, Greece) in Latin-Spanish and a Greco-Latin Lexicon” (“Deux nouvelles oeuvres de Michel Servet ou De Villeneuve: L’Andrianne en latin-espagnol et un Lexicon greco-latin”). In: Book of Abstracts, 3rd Meeting of the ISHM, 11-14 September 2005, Patras, Greece, p. 92.

(2006) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Michael Servetus” in: A walk by the streets of our physicians, by Elso Tartas, Jesús; Ed. Official Medical Association of Navarre, Pamplona, pp. 158-162.

(2009) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “Portraits or figures from the Old Gospel, versified in quintillas( Spanish poems) by Michael Servetus/Michael de Villanueva in 1543” in: Pregón. Navarre Magazine of Culture, nº 33, Pamplona, pp. 3-5.

(2011a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier The love for truth. Life and work of Michael Servetus (El amor a la verdad. Vida y obra de Miguel Servet), printed by Navarro y Navarro, Zaragoza, collaboration with the Government of Navarre, Department of Institutional Relations and Education of the Government of Navarre, 607 pp, 64 of them illustrations. 1177 footnotes.

(2011b) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier, “New discoveries on the biography of Michael de Villanueva (Michael Servetus)” & “New discoveries on the work of Michael de Villanueva (Michael Servetus)” in : VI International Meeting for the History of Medicine. Programme book, Barcelona, 7-10 of September of 2011, p.24, 109-111.

(2012a) González Echeverría, Francisco Javier “The discovery of Lesser Circulation and Michael Servetus's Galenism” & "Medicine, Philosophy, Repression and Present" in: 43th Congress of the International Society for the History of Medicine, Programme Book, Padua-Albano Terme (Italy) 12-16 September 2012, p.35 & 66.

(2012b) González Echeverría, F.J., "French Naturalization of Michael de Villanueva ( Servetus)", magazine Príncipe de Viana, Pamplona, Fondo de publicaciones del Gobierno de Navarra, 2012, nº 255, pp.139-174 .

International symposium on the contributions of Benjamin of Tudela. Living  better together, Past and Present, October, 7th-8th, 2013Tudela; Michael Servetus and  the Jew World" :

(2014) González Echeverría, Francisco. The concept of persona in the work of  Michael Servetus, winter, 2014, published in  February 2014.(tr. P.Robinson), Tyndale Society Journal, nº 43, 21-27,

( 2014) González  Echeverría, Francisco. Michael Servetus  and  jewish- converso environment  in  sixteen century. On 10th April  2014. UNED Tudela.  In the course: Tudela y los tudelanos: su historia contada por sus gentes ( Tudela History told by the inhabitants).

(2014) González Echeverría, Francisco y  Miguel González AncÍn, Poder universitario y político  sobre las publicaciones médicas parisinas en el siglo XVI : el caso de Miguel de Villanueva( Servet). Congreso Sociedad Española de Historia de la Medicina, Madrid, 11-13 Junio 2014, Abstract book,pp.3-4.

( 2017) Thesis in  Modern History in  EIDUNED ( Escuela Internacional del Doctorado de la UNED)  in  Madrid, on 12th January  2017. “Miguel Servet y los impresores lioneses del siglo XVI”.( Michael Servetus and Lyon printers in  sixteenth century),  Excellent cum laude. Directors:  Mr. Carlos  Martínez Shaw , Profesor in Modern History  UNED Madrid y Mr. Luis Jesús Rodríguez Fernández,  Medicina Ph.D., Director  in UNED Tudela.

Link to Thesis