The Suspicious Case of Van Gogh’s Pinna

So where does Audiology meet Art History?   One of the first classics at HHTM was the discussion of how Vincent van Gogh really lost his pinna.  While some feel that he just wacked off his right pinna with a knife….there is another version of the story that we found at Hearing International originally posted…

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The Mysterious Case of Vincent Van Gogh’s Pinna – Revisited

A few years ago at Hearing International we reviewed the case of van Gogh’s missing pinna. At the time, we made the case that Van Gogh’s mental state was really caused by bouts with Meniere’s Disease and that he did not really cut off his own ear.  After an argument it was cut off by his lover,…

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