Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Benjamin Simkin, 237 pp, paper, $14.95, ISBN 0-5647-4349-7, Santa Barbara, Calif, Fithian Press, 2001.
One of Mozart's earliest biographers, F. X. Niemetscheck, who in 1808 described in his Mozart Biography1 the musical achievements of this genius, would be very surprised if he now could see the volume of literary material concerning Mozart and his work. A large collection of books and essays has accumulated, the purpose of which is to help us emphasize, agree, approve, question, deny, or compare old views with new concepts, such as those in the Medical and Musical Byways of Mozartiana that Benjamin Simkin, MD, is now presenting to us, 193 years after Niemetscheck's early effort.
MozartMedical and Musical Byways of Mozartiana. JAMA. 2001;286(12):1514-1515. doi:10.1001/jama.286.12.1514-JBK0926-2-1