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July 30, 2009

Soothing patients with the sound of music

By Catherine Benson Catherine Benson (@catherine benson)

Most would not consider the tuba to be especially calming or gentle. But James Jenkins, a concert tubist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, proves that not only do people enjoy his music, but patients at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus actually request it. As part of its commitment to holistic healing, Mayo Clinic offers patients and […]

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Tags: Body and Soul, Humanities in Medicine, James Jenkins, Music Therapy, Tuba

June 1, 2009

“Music is oxygen for the soul”

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

When Mayo Clinic lung transplant patient Larry Rawdon heard the Ritz Chamber Players perform on the Florida campus, he was captivated. As a retired cellist who played on Broadway in shows such as Cats, he has a deep appreciation for the power of music and what it can do to lift a person’s spirits. “Music […]

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Tags: Humanities in Medicine, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, music

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