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Beethoven in person : his deafness, illnesses, and death

Author: Peter J Davies
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
Series: Contributions to the study of music and dance, no. 59
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical re-evaluation of the causes of Beethoven's many illnesses, especially his deafness. It offers detailed accounts of the treatments applied by his physicians and a comprehensive rendering of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Davies
ISBN: 0313315876 9780313315879
OCLC Number: 472225971
Description: 271 s
Contents: Preface Beethoven's Physicians and Their Treatments The Accounts of Beethoven's Deafness Beethoven's Appearance Final Illness, Death, and Burial The Autopsy The Exhumations The Question of Venereal Disease: A Critical Reevaluation The Cause of Beethoven's Deafness The Gastrointestinal Disorders Liver Disease The Respiratory Catarrhs Beethoven's Rheumatic Complaints Beethoven's Headaches Beethoven's Eye Disorder The Cause of Beethoven's Death Appendix 1: Beethoven's Conversations with Herr Sandra Appendix 2: Beethoven's Compositions Bibliography Glossary of Medical Terms Index of Beethoven's Works in This Volume General Index
Series Title: Contributions to the study of music and dance, no. 59
Responsibility: Peter J. Davies

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