Thursday, August 26, 2010

After Mozart’s Death, an Endless Coda // Speculation on Composer's Cause of Death

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By Daniel J. Wakin

Direct medical evidence? None. Autopsy? Not performed. Medical records? Nowhere to be found. Corpse? Disappeared.

Yet according to a recent article in an academic journal, researchers have posited at least 118 causes of death for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

A modest industry of medical speculation has grown up around the subject, evidence of our fascination with what cut down great creative artists in history.

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