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What physicians can learn from musicians

I really like this post from Matt Wood at Science Life exploring the similarities (and marked differences) between musicians and physicians:

Ves Dimov, MD, assistant professor, allergist and immunologist at the University of Chicago Medicine, thinks so. “There are quite a lot of similarities between performing musicians and doctors,” he says. “The audience – your patient – takes part. You have to engage them and provide answers to their questions, a correct diagnosis and treatment that works.”

The entry is a response to an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine titled, “Music Lessons: What Musicians Can Teach Doctors (and Other Health Professionals).”

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