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Banjo used in brain surgery - BBC News, Oct. 12, 2008

Posted by campbelldb on Sunday, October 12, 2008

A musician who underwent brain surgery to treat a hand tremor played his banjo throughout to test the success of the procedure.

Eddie Adcock is one of the pillars of Bluegrass Music and realised his tremor could threaten his ability to perform professionally.

Surgeons placed electrodes in Mr Adcock's brain and fitted a pace maker in his chest which delivers a small current which shuts down the region of his brain causing the tremors.

A surgeon filmed the operation at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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A video of Eddie playing the banjo during the surgery is at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7665747.stm



4 comments on “Banjo used in brain surgery - BBC News, Oct. 12, 2008”

muntjac Says:
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @11:42:57 AM

A brave and inspirational guy and also a grat medical team.

clio Says:
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @2:50:48 PM

Entire nation will miss Eddie when he can no longer play. He is a national treasure.

twayneking Says:
Monday, October 13, 2008 @12:02:33 AM

This guy is my hero!

strokestyle Says:
Monday, October 13, 2008 @8:34:56 AM

What an accomplishment for all!

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