Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bringing out more

Eric Roter, an emergency room physician and master cellist:
"A few months ago, I played for a lady who had cancer. She died a few weeks later. Playing for her was so amazing, and I feel indebted to her because she brought out more in me than I could've brought out by performing alone."
Drumming in groups can boost the immune system, according to a study involving more than one hundred participants . . . According to . . . Dr. Barry Bittman. . ., an increased number of infection-fighting immune cells wa found in the drummers' bloodstreams. The drummers also had an improved . . . hormone balance that is beneficial to immune function. A control group that simply listened to drumming . . . had no change in either measure.

From "Why Good Things Happen to Good People" by Post & Neimark.

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