Mozart's Death: Dastardly Conspiracies, Medical Fables, and a Likely Diagnosis!
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Mozart's Death: Dastardly Conspiracies, Medical Fables, and a Likely Diagnosis!

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The Bernard Behrend Lecture and Concerts at the College present...

Mozart's Death: Dastardly Conspiracies, Medical Fables, and a Likely Diagnosis!


Aside from the purely salacious joy of dishing dirt on famous dead people, Robert Greenberg aims to render composers, who are among the most hallowed of historical figures, more real, more human, and more accessible. His latest target: Mozart. Join Greenberg, the “Elvis of music history and appreciation” and current music historian-in-residence with San Francisco Performances, for this exciting event!


Light refreshments provided.


This event is open to all ages. 21+ to drink.


About Bernard Behrend

Bernard Behrend, MD (1908-2004) was an internist with a subspecialty in Occupational and Industrial Medicine. A graduate of Germantown High School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Behrend was one of the first physicians to receive board certification in occupational medicine in 1958. His interest in this discipline evolved while serving as a surgical examiner for the Army Induction Board during the 1940s. Following his recuperation from tuberculosis, he pursued his career in the emerging field of industrial and occupational medicine. He was the Medical Director at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Director of Occupational Health at Smith, Kline and French (Glaxo SmithKline), Albert Einstein Medical Center and the Louis Goldsmith Clothier. Dr. Behrend also provided care at the Sidney Hillman Medical Center to members of the Male Apparel Industry Union. He was a frequent contributing author in Hygeia Magazine, which was the official publication of the American Medical Association.


Dr. Behrend was Emeritus Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine at The Medical College of Pennsylvania. He was a Fellow (1945) of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and a board member of The Visiting Nurses Association of Greater Philadelphia. His other professional interested included aerospace and naval medicine.


His relative, Adajah Behrend, was a hospital steward who served during the Civil War treating wounded soldiers and ultimately received his medical degree from Georgetown University. This genealogy fascinated Dr. Behrend and sparked his study of the Civil Way era.


The children of Dr. Behrend - David, Daniel, and Catherine - are honored to have established this lectureship.




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