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Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine Hardcover – April 1, 2012

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I was impressed by the breadth and creativity of the program and the astonishing finesse. But this was neither the BSO nor the New England Conservatory. It was the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. (The Wall Street Journal)

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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160598177X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605981772
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,283,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Poppy on April 10, 2013
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Fabulous book about an orchestra in Boston area whose musicians are all doctors or at least in the medical field. A sensitive, discerning view into the lives of these talented performers. You will learn why these doctors spend many, many hours practicing and why their music helps them become more compassionate medical providers. Many of them had to choose between a promising musical career and the medical world. Very cleverly written. I use the book as a gift for someone who understands the gift of music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donna B Stamm on May 30, 2013
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I am a musician and my daughter is a physician and musician, so I find the book fascinating. The information is quite specific and well documented unlike magazine or health letter essays. I could have used less emphasis on the orchestra.
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For anyone interested in classical music and the crossover into the world of modern medicine this is a great read!
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By An Elementary Teacher on August 24, 2014
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Outstanding book. I really enjoyed and bought a copy for a friend.
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By alsals on October 19, 2014
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Fascinating.
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