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Scales to Scalpels

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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 1, 2012

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?