Are the alleged remains of Johann Sebastian Bach authentic?

  title={Are the alleged remains of Johann Sebastian Bach authentic?},
  author={R. Zegers and M. Maas and A. Koopman and G. Maat},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
A skeleton alleged to be that of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was exhumed from a graveyard in Leipzig, Germany, in 1894, but its authenticity is not established. In 1895, anatomist Wilhelm His concluded from his examination of the skeleton and reconstruction of the face that it most likely belonged to Bach. In 1949, surgeon Wolfgang Rosenthal noticed exostoses on the skeleton and on x‐rays of 11 living organists and proposed a condition, Organistenkrankheit, which he interpreted as… Expand
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