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“Haven't I always been a sickly person?” Controversies about L. van Beethoven's illnesses

Published:April 10, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2020.04.001
      The life of this exceptional genius (1770–1827), was embittered by progressive hearing loss which he experienced at an early age and undoubtedly caused him very severe suffering and had a hard effect on his state of mind, character and perhaps on his music. This specific aspect is the subject of a recent paper [
      • Brotto D.
      • Fellin R.
      • Sorrentino F.
      • Gheller F.
      • Trevisi P.
      • Bovo R.
      A modern case sheds light on a classical enigma: beethoven's deafness.
      ].
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