Richard H.C. Zegers, MD, PhD; Andreas Weigl, PhD; Andrew Steptoe, DSc
Note: An earlier version of these analyses was included in Dr. Zegers's Academisch Proefschrift at the University of Amsterdam in 2008.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Mag. Martha El Hadidi, Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Vienna, Austria, for providing several missing pages of Verzeichnis der Verstorbenen and Anton Neumayr, MD, PhD, professor of gastroenterology, Vienna, for assistance with the translation and interpretation of the original names of diseases. They also thank Johan W.G. Tielen, MD, gastroenterologist, Gouda, the Netherlands; Jos G.U. Ridderbeks MD, general practioner, Ulestraten, the Netherlands; Peter Speelman, MD, PhD, professor of infectious disease, and Ray T. Krediet, MD, PhD, professor of nephrology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; L.P. (Berto) Roegholt, MD, PhD, internist, Middelburg, the Netherlands; and Martin Hohenegger, MD, PhD, professor of pharmacology, Vienna, for fruitful discussions of Mozart's possible cause of death. Finally, they thank Josephine M.E. Tusveld, MD, Utrecht, the Netherlands, for her support in preparing this manuscript.
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.
Requests for Single Reprints: Richard H.C. Zegers, MD, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands; e-mail, email@example.com.
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Zegers: Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dr. Weigl: Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna, MA 8, Rathaus, 1082 Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Steptoe: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom.
Zegers RH, Weigl A, Steptoe A. The Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: An Epidemiologic Perspective. Ann Intern Med. 2009;151:274-278. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-151-4-200908180-00010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2009;151(4):274-278.
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