Don Quixote: Improving Medical Care One Reading at a Time

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CONFERENCE: Undergraduate Research Conference

Publication Year:
2014
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https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/urc/2014/modernlang/3
Author(s):
Vega, Zachary
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In the last 15 years, many clinical and research doctors have analyzed Don Quixote through a medical lens. This work looks into the medical relevance of Don Quixote, both in the context 400 years ago when it was written as well as how it is still medically relevant today. Specifically, the research looks into how the psychological phenomenon called the "Quixote Effect" can produce altruism and empathy in medically stressful situations.