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October 2006

The Eyes and Brain of Johann Sebastian Bach

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(10):1510. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.10.1510-a

Biographies of famous individuals in history are often full of myths and mysteries. Bach is no exception to that rule. The shortage of quality medical biographic data about Bach makes the effort of creating a proper pathography that would include his illnesses and their influence on his life almost impossible. Therefore, I read with great interest the article by Zegers1 that offered a mostly studious overview on Bach's eye problems.

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