Medicine: Music, Milk

In Leipzig, Dr. Nebert and Dr. Koch reported that they had gone from stable to stable, playing music to the cows and goats. The beasts so entertained produced more milk than usual, for milk yielding is a nervous reaction. The curious doctors then tried music on wet nurses, hired for suckling. But music had no effect on the wet nurses. They secreted a definite amount of milk, and no more. It is possible, however, that music may have a practical effect upon women who are especially susceptible to it.


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