Scales to Scalpels

Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine

By Lisa Wong; Robert Viagas
Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781605981772, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 2012

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Description
InScales to Scalpels, Dr. Wong and Robert Viagas chronicle how the musical acumen of these physicians affects the way they administer healing and, in turn, how their work affects their music. What cognitive and emotional shifts occur when a surgeon transitions from the chaos of the ER to the discipline of the orchestra rehearsal studio? What's it like to make a house call to a poor neighborhood in the morning and then play trumpet in a jazz group that night? Does music heal the doctors the way the doctors heal their patients? How does practicing the art of music transform the art of practicing medicine?



About the Author
Dr. Lisa Wong is an associate in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and maintains her own private practice in Boston s South Shore. She is the president of the Longwood Symphony, a board member of young Audiences of Massachusetts and helped start Bring Back the Music, which revitalized in-class instrumental music instruction in Boston public schools.Robert Viagas founded and managed Playbill.com, Theatre.com and Broadway Television Network, and is the editor of Playbill Books. He is the author or editor of fourteen books and lives in New York City.
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