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Mahler at 100: a medical history

Salvatore Mangione Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA   The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Mahler, the man who, more than anyone else, heralded the advent of a new musical century. Mahler died from subacute bacterial endocarditis, which, while relatively unknown in 1911, has claimed the lives of many famous people and […]