[Franz Schubert--his life, music and diseases]
Journal/Book: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2000; 120: 1191-4.
Abstract: The Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828), the father of the German lied (song), was only 31 years old when he died. During his short life he wrote more than 1,000 pieces, among them 600 lieder, nine symphonies, 18 overtures, chamber music, 15 operettas and operas, six masses, and innumerable piano pieces. Included among the latter are 21 complete sonatas, eight impromptus, Wanderer-Fantasie, dances and piano duets. When he was 26 years old he contracted syphilis and was given the conventional treatment at that time, mercury, which caused him a great deal of problems in the years that followed. However, his premature death was probably caused by typhoid fever.
Keyword(s): Austria. Depression/history. English Abstract. Famous Persons. History of Medicine, 19th Cent.. Human. Male. Music/history. Syphilis/history. Typhoid/history