What Killed the Great and Not So Great Composers?

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From a personally assembled database of 13,859 classical musicians, What Killed the Great and not so Great Composers delves into the medical histories of a wide variety of composers from both a musical and medical standpoint. Biographies of musicians from Johann Sebastian Bach of the Baroque period to Benjamin Britten of the Modern era explore in depth their illnesses and the impact their diseases had on musical productivity. Other chapters referenced to specific composers are devoted to such diverse ailments as deafness, mental disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, surgery and war injuries, to name a few. A unique section of statistics and demographics analyzes various aspects of composers' lives such as their longevity related to contemporaneous nonmusical populations, the incidence of various illnesses they experienced over the centuries and the type of medical problems suffered by the so-called top 100 classical musicians. Although a precise and complete accounting of the great composers' ailments may never be possible, a general understanding of the medical problems experienced by these unique individuals, nevertheless, can heighten one's appreciation of their creative processes despite the hardships imposed by their physical and mental illnesses. Although some individuals surrendered to their disabilities for a variety of reasons, others were able to rise above their infirmities and produce the wonderful music mankind has enjoyed through the centuries.

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Dr. Lewis obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Alabama and completed his cardiothoracic residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He served as Assistant Division Surgeon, 101st Airborne Division, for a year during the Vietnam conflict. After spending a year in England as a pediatric cardiothoracic registrar, Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds, Dr. Lewis joined the Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. During his 23-year career there, he participated in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery including repair of congenital heart defects, heart transplants, pulmonary resections and other chest procedures. Additionally, he contributed numerous articles and book chapters to peer-reviewed medical publications. Musically, Dr. Lewis played trumpet in his high school band and learned to play the violin in college, the fulfillment of a life-long passion for that instrument. In 1985, he joined the first violin section of the Redford Civic Symphony and later became its associate conductor. An avid yachtsman, Dr. Lewis sailed the Great Lakes over a period of 20 years and helped crew a 42 foot sailboat that voyaged across the Atlantic in 2000 from St. John's, Newfoundland to Stornoway, Scotland.

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