Shostakovich and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) is one of the Twentieth Century's greatest composers. Beginning in the late 1950s, he experienced gradual progressive asymmetric weakness of the limbs, and was eventually diagnosed with motor neuron disease, which is the subject of this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Neurology
Issue number2 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Oct 25 1999


  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • History of neurology
  • Neurology of famous composers
  • Shostakovich

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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