Anton Erkoreka

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Anton Erkoreka (1950, Biscaya, Basque Country) is a Basque historian of medicine and an ethnographer.[1] He is director of the Basque Museum of the History of Medicine and Science, located at the University of the Basque Country.[2] His areas of specialization include the history of diseases, in particular the Spanish flu pandemic,[3] folk medicine, such as the evil eye[4] and the study of human populations.



  1. ^ La religiosidad popular: Hermandades, romerías y santuarios (III). León Carlos Alvarez Santaló, María Jesús Buxó Rey, Salvador Rodríguez Becerra (coord). Anthropos Editorial. 2003. ISBN 84-7658-662-0.
  2. ^ Euskal antropologoak, etnologoak eta etnografoak gaur. Donostia: Kriselu. 1988. ISBN 84-7728-105-X.
  3. ^ Erkoreka, Anton (2010). "The Spanish influenza pandemic in occidental Europe (1918-1920) and victim age". Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 4 (2): 81–9. doi:10.1111/j.1750-2659.2009.00125.x. PMID 20167048.
  4. ^ de Blécourt, Willem; Davies, Owen (2004). "footnote 67". Witchcraft continued: popular magic in modern Europe. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7190-6658-0. In addition to the rich material provided by Lisón in Brujería, numerous studies have been carried out that are collected in the biographical references of the work by Antón Erkoreka, Begizkoa. Mal de ojo (Bilbao, 1995), pp. 38, 153–67.