During Brain Sugery In London, A Musician Plays Her Violin

Feb 20, 2020
Originally published on February 20, 2020 8:09 am
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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with an amazing story to share. Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London were operating on a brain tumor. The patient was a violinist named Dagmar Turner. They needed to make sure they didn't damage her ability to play, so the doctors woke Turner up.

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DAGMAR TURNER: (Playing violin).

MARTIN: And she played as they took out more than 90% of the tumor. Turner thanked her doctors and said she hopes to be back with her orchestra soon. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.