Joel Howell Co-authors “The Heartfelt Music of Ludwig van Beethoven”

Joel Howell (Historian and Profession of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan) has co-authored an article with a cardiologist and musicologist titled “The Heartfelt Music of Ludwig van Beethoven” (Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 57, Number 2, Spring 2014, pp. 285-294) in which they argue that some of the rhythms in Beethoven’s music might be related to abnormal cardiac rhythms in his won body. The article has been featured on Science Daily, The Telegraph, and Huffington Post.