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Epilepsy Blamed For Chopin’s Dark Hallucinations : Shots – Health News Blog : NPR

 

 

The prolific musician and composer Frederic Chopin was a giant of the Romantic Era, known for writing passionate pieces for the piano. But the Polish-born Chopin was afflicted by mysterious health problems, including vivid hallucinations.

In Chopin’s day, friends attributed these episodes to the composer’s creative genius.

But Spanish researchers say this week in the journal Medical Humanities they may have a better diagnosis: temporal lobe epilepsy.

via Epilepsy Blamed For Chopin’s Dark Hallucinations : Shots – Health News Blog : NPR.

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February 6, 2011 - Posted by | culture, entertainment, history, music |

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