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The Cover
March 7, 2001

Girl in Nightgown at the Window

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2001;285(9):1125. doi:10.1001/jama.285.9.1125

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was 28 when he arrived in Berlin; it was autumn. Except for summers in Paris, he stayed for three years. Those years would become some of the most important of his career. But his "dark angels," disease and death, continued to dog him. Already he had lost his mother, when he was barely 5, and his sister Sophie, his "alter ego," as he entered his teens; his father had died, suddenly, while Edvard was in Paris studying art, and his brother Andreas would die while Edvard was in Berlin. Munch himself feared insanity and plunged into the frenetic bohemian life of Berlin.

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