During Brain Sugery In London, A Musician Plays Her Violin Doctors wanted to ensure they didn't compromise parts of the brain necessary for playing the violin, so they asked their musician patient to play for them mid-operation.

During Brain Sugery In London, A Musician Plays Her Violin

During Brain Sugery In London, A Musician Plays Her Violin

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Doctors wanted to ensure they didn't compromise parts of the brain necessary for playing the violin, so they asked their musician patient to play for them mid-operation.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with an amazing story to share. Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London were operating on a brain tumor. The patient was a violinist named Dagmar Turner. They needed to make sure they didn't damage her ability to play, so the doctors woke Turner up.

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DAGMAR TURNER: (Playing violin).

MARTIN: And she played as they took out more than 90% of the tumor. Turner thanked her doctors and said she hopes to be back with her orchestra soon.

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