Fryderyc-François Chopin (1810-1849): music and malady

J Med Biogr. 2014 Aug;22(3):144-52. doi: 10.1177/0967772013511394. Epub 2013 Nov 7.


Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola in Western Poland. He had no formal piano tuition and one could say that his skill as a pianist was self-taught, close to a miracle. All his compositions included the piano; this was not a restriction for him. The illnesses that plagued him and the cause of his death are the subject of articles by retrospective diagnosticians.

Keywords: Fryderyc-François Chopin; malady; music.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Cystic Fibrosis / history
  • Famous Persons*
  • Hemoptysis / history*
  • History, 19th Century
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Music / history*
  • Poland
  • Tuberculosis / history

Personal name as subject

  • Fryderyc-François Chopin