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December 2007

The Eyes, Brain, Bones, and Skull of Johann Sebastian Bach

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(12):1717-1718. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.12.1717-b

Investigating maladies of famous persons in history is proof not only of the multitalented nature of the medical profession but also that it is dedicated to patients. As Pascuzzi1 noted earlier, the patients may find some strength and comfort in knowing that they are not alone and that some of the greatest composers and musicians in history have fought the same battles. Therefore, I find it important to continue the investigation on Bach's pathography even though available and reliable medical information is inadequate.2

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