Medicine: Music

Experiments at the Spring Grove Hospital, Baltimore, under William Van der Wall, Dutch musician and sociologist, and at the New York Nursery and Child's Hospital, under Dr. Harold C. Cox, give promise of excellent effects on patients through " musical therapy." Phonographs, vocal and instrumental music improved the morale and the physical condition of mothers and sick children, calmed the violently insane, and stimulated melancholic cases. Music is becoming recognized as a definite adjunct of psychiatry.


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