Shostakovich and ALS

Veena R. Kalapatapu, Aedan P. Gilkey, Robert Pascuzzi

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Abstract

The life of the Russian composer Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September 1903 - 9 August 1975) was marked by chronic ill health. There is evidence that he suffered from a progressive asymmetric weakness of the limbs. The diagnosis of his condition eluded multiple physicians and was never conclusively identified. Despite enduring an insidious 20-year course, Shostakovich remained a prolific composer and performer. His remarkable cultural contributions, in the setting of such adversity, continue to inspire other people beset with chronic paralytic illnesses such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 3
PublisherS. Karger AG
Pages92-100
Number of pages9
Volume27
ISBN (Print)9783805593311, 9783805593304
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Chronic Disease
Extremities
Physicians
Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Kalapatapu, V. R., Gilkey, A. P., & Pascuzzi, R. (2010). Shostakovich and ALS. In Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 3 (Vol. 27, pp. 92-100). S. Karger AG. https://doi.org/10.1159/000311194

Shostakovich and ALS. / Kalapatapu, Veena R.; Gilkey, Aedan P.; Pascuzzi, Robert.

Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 3. Vol. 27 S. Karger AG, 2010. p. 92-100.

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Kalapatapu, VR, Gilkey, AP & Pascuzzi, R 2010, Shostakovich and ALS. in Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 3. vol. 27, S. Karger AG, pp. 92-100. https://doi.org/10.1159/000311194
Kalapatapu VR, Gilkey AP, Pascuzzi R. Shostakovich and ALS. In Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 3. Vol. 27. S. Karger AG. 2010. p. 92-100 https://doi.org/10.1159/000311194
Kalapatapu, Veena R. ; Gilkey, Aedan P. ; Pascuzzi, Robert. / Shostakovich and ALS. Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 3. Vol. 27 S. Karger AG, 2010. pp. 92-100
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