Son of a family doctor, at the end of the Cuban War (1898) he moved with his family to Galicia, and afterwards to Catalonia, where he completed his higher education. In 1917, at the age of 20, he received his medical degree with extraordinary honors from the University of Barcelona. In 1923, he obtained his Ph.D. with Distinction at the University of Madrid.
In 1833 he finished his medicine studies in Barcelona. He emigrated to France and worked in the military health system of several cities. He was the director of the newspaper called: El Vapor (1835-36) and was exiled to the Canary Islands in 1837.