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Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Print version ISSN 2359-3997On-line version ISSN 2359-4292

Arch. Endocrinol. Metab. vol.63 no.4 São Paulo July/Aug. 2019  Epub Aug 22, 2019 


M&M: blending medicine and music

Marcello D. Bronstein1

1Editor-chefe da Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism, chefe da Unidade de Neuroendocrinologia, Serviço de Endocrinologia e Metabologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMUSP), São Paulo, SP, Brasil

It is always said that medicine is a combination of science and art: sometimes it’s more science, in other occasions it’s more art. This issue of AE&M provides a real demonstration on how these two conditions can be blended. Dr. Oscar Bruno, a distinguished Professor of Medicine in Buenos Aires (Argentina), worldwide acknowledged endocrinologist and an opera lover, wrote an outstanding essay about Amelita Galli-Curci, one of the most important coloratura sopranos from the first half of the 20th century and that had her beautiful voice damaged after a thyroid surgery. (1) I am sure that our readers will be delighted by this article.


1. Bruno OD. Why did Amelita Galli-Curci lose her voice? Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2019;63(4):314-7. [ Links ]

Received: July 25, 2019; Accepted: July 25, 2019

Correspondence to: Marcello D. Bronstein.

Disclosure: no potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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