18th century surgeon John Taylor is accredited with hindering the careers of both J. S. Bach and George Handel through sham surgeries. What area of the body did he claim to specialize in?

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Answer: Eyes
More information: Despite ultimately proven to be a charlatan, British oculist John Taylor (1703-1772) was respected enough during his day to have worked on the eyes of both J. S. Bach (1750) and George Handel (1758). Taylor's surgeries resulted in Bach going blind and seemingly contributed to Handel's death. Later in life, Taylor would also go blind.


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