“Mozart Ear”: Does it Explain the Great Composer’s Untimely Death?

  It is well known that Mozart had an ear for music.  What is not so well known is that he also had a condition of the pinna that has, over the centuries, become known by the eponym “Mozart Ear”. According to Yamashita et al. (2011), Mozart Ear is an auricular deformity characterized by a…

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Children of a Lesser God

On the frozen tundra and farmland in northeast North Dakota lies what the Sioux Indians called the “sacred water“.  Devil’s Lake, as it’s called these days, is high in saline and not fit to drink, but home to some of the best ice fishing in the country.  This was also home to one of the finest…

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