Sir Charles and His Journey to Discover a Palsy – Part 1: The Family

Well known for his industry, determination and eloquence John Bell (1676-1708), was a Presbyterian minister who presided over the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland upon the death of William III (1650-1702).   His son, William Bell (1704-1779), left the Presbyterians and became quite well known in the Scottish Episcopal Church at a time when it was under…

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“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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