Georg Handel

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Georg Handel

Postby pianolady » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:18 am

It involved physically shoving the cataract-covered lens back into the eyeball in an attempt to allow a little more light to enter. (Bach would die from septicemia induced as a consequence of contaminated instruments). As this surgery was done without anesthesia, the courage and physical constitution of both men must have been amazing!

I hate when I hear about things like this. I know it was the way at the time, but what a shame. Gives me the creeps!

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Postby techneut » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:37 pm

Yeah, I just ripped this entire bio from the web, and have not had time to review it. So far, it's outright plagiarism. I may want to take out this little horror bit. The thought of Handel, and in particular Bach (who is my Musical God), suffering like that is just too much to contemplate ! But I guess people were used to so much more pain back then. Bunch of wimps we are these days :wink:
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