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KIRKUS REVIEW

A selection of excerpts, essays, which correlate the fields of music and medicine from earliest times to the present. The use of music among primitive peoples (American Indians, Eskimos, Africans) in the treatment of different types of diseases; healing customs and songs (with music illustrating the text); the acceptance of music as a therapy in classical antiquity and its curative attributes; in the middle ages, the curious disease, tarantism, for which music was the only known cure; through the renaissance and later centuries. The factor of rhythm, the occupational diseases of musicians, the use of music in psychotherapy today, in hospitals, in industry, and other related aspects given coverage....Of a highly specialized nature, for a very special audience.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1947
Publisher: Henry-Schuman