The curious subculture of diagnosing dead artists by their work

The curious subculture of diagnosing dead artists by their work

“Doctors love to play at diagnosis,” admitted Dr. Michael F. Marmor, a Stanford University ophthalmology professor and author of several books about artists and eyesight. Most physicians reserve their diagnoses for patients, but there is a subculture of medical professionals fascinated by the health problems of famous, dead artists — and how they affected their work.

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