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LECTURE: Ed McCarthy, "Music and Medicine"

  • The Suburban Club 7600 Park Heights Baltimore, MD (map)

Music & Medicine
Ed McCarthy, professor of pathology and orthopedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

As a cellist and surgeon, Dr. McCarthy has been fascinated by the overlapping effect of music and medicine. In this lecture he will explore the symbolic relationship between musical harmony and health, along with the idea of the human body as a musical instrument. In addition, Dr. McCarthy will discuss an unusual set of diseases peculiar to musicians, specifically looking at several great composers and how their illnesses affected their work.

 $15 door fee for guests and subscribers