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The castrati: a physician’s perspective, part 2

James L. Franklin Chicago, Illinois, United States   The first half of this article was previously published in Hektoen International, Summer 2010 as  The castrati: a physician’s perspective, part I Medical aspects In this second part, we turn to the medical aspects of our subject and questions of by whom and by what methods were […]

The castrati: a physician’s perspective, part 1

James L. Franklin Chicago, Illinois, United States   A modified version of this paper was presented on March 1, 2010 to the Chicago Literary Club. “The castrati: a physician’s perspective” will appear in two installments. The first one in this issue details the history, sociology and musical history relevant to the rise of the castrato in […]