Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Music Box

A – J

Wilfred Niels Arnold
Chopin’s heart

Tyler Beauchamp, Rushay Amarath, and Andy Nguyen
Stay inside: A toast to the frontline

Jennifer Bingham
The lost art and the hidden treasure

Willem Blois
Medicine, musically

Ting-Hsian (Denis) Chen
How did deafness affect the creativity of Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770–1827)?

Steven Cheng
The pianist

George Christopher
Ode to baroque and other musical genres

Elizabeth Colledge
Franz Liszt and Lisztomania: “Le concert, c’est moi”

Cillin Condon
Song as a unit for physical activity: A-minor proposal

Lea Dacy and Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
The finality in their voices: death, disease, and palliation in opera 
The finality in their voices II: physiology-defying violent opera death

Lea Dacy and Moses Rodriguez
The interrupted concerto: Jacqueline du Pré and MS

George Dunea
Madness at the Opera
Schubert, Schumann, and the Spirochete
Alexander Borodin, the polymath who composed Prince Igor (1833–1887) 
Sergei Rachmaninov, the pianist with very big hands
Maurice Ravel’s neurologic disease
Nicolo Paganini – a case of mercury poisoning?
Gioachino Rossini of The Barber of Seville (1792–1868)
Shostakovich and his mysterious neurologic disease
Smetana, his music, his illness
Franz Liszt, best piano player in Europe 
Felix Mendelssohn, musical prodigy 
Frederick Delius and his neurological disease 
Richard Wagner, a man of many symptoms
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Charles Valentin Alkan
The parallel paths of opera and medicine

Daisy Fancourt
Medicine musica: The eighteenth-century rationalization of music and medicine

James L. Franklin
Surgery, note by note: Marin Marais’ “Tableau de l’Opération de la Taille
The sound of one hand clapping: Meditations on sinistrality
The castrati: a physician’s perspective, part 1
The castrati: a physician’s perspective, part 2
Mozart, Mesmer and medicine
The smell of burning rubber: The fatal illness of George Gershwin
Robert Schumann’s hand injury
Mozart and Salieri: From Pushkin to Shaffer
Arnold Schoenberg’s String Trio Op. 45: Notes on “My Fatality” SPR ’24

James L. Franklin and George Dunea
Béla Bartók (1881–1945): The years in America, triumph over tragedy

Vladimir Hachinski
Undreamt dreams can happen

Anne Jacobson
“Moonlight” and silence

Rayda Aaishah Joomun
Music and the brain

K – P

Inga Lewenhaupt and Einar Perman
The two nightingales

Vincent P. de Luise
Euterpe Deconstructed: Reflections on the health, illness, and legacy of Wolfgang Mozart
A musical vision: The eyes of Bach and Handel
Mozart’s “effect” on us: A review of an aspect of music and cognition
In consultation: Rachmaninoff, his physician, and the genesis of a masterpiece
Visualizing Mozart

May Lyster
The power of singing in Alzheimer’s patients SPR ’24

Salvatore Mangione
Mahler at 100: A medical history

Stephen Martin
The symbolic portrait of Mozart’s patron Dr. Ferdinand Dejean
The patronage and playability of Mozart’s flute works

Tatiana Novikova
Death lullabies in Russian culture

Desmond O’Neill
And for unto us… Medicine, Messiah, and Christmas

Julia Price
Alexander Scriabin: Incarnations of mysticism and philosophies

R – Z

Harishnath Ramachandra
Was the Mozart Effect evident before the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

Nicolas Robles
The life and death of Franz Schubert
What caused Offenbach’s death?
Did Georges Bizet die from a broken heart? SPR ’24

Mark Tan

Lazaros Triarhou
Tango impressions with medical overtones

Judith Wagner
“Breath of life you’ll be to me” – the portrayal of tuberculosis in the opera La Traviata

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks and Lea Dacy
Maria Callas—her inner voice revealed

Michael Yafi
Shostakovich, shrapnel, and chronic poliomyelitis
Hector Berlioz: From medical school to music conservatory
Nikolai Medtner: His forgotten melodies, music, and life

Michael Yafi and Chaden Yafi
Sergei Rachmaninoff: The dichotomy of life and music 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Music and medicine
Tumultuous crescendos and tranquil decrescendos in Ravel’s work
The musical and medical journey of Jean Sibelius


Four Women Dancing
Mahler’s endocarditis and broken heart
The financial affairs of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Gioachino Rossini: Opera, cuisine, and gonorrhea (Nicolas Robles)
Two composers named Arlen
(Avi Ohry)
Did Chopin die from tuberculosis?
(Philip Liebson)