Music During Operation – level 2

26-02-2020 07:00

In 2013, doctors told musician Dagmar Turner that she had a brain tumor. She had an attack during a concert.

Doctors wanted to kill the tumor with radiation. However, they were not successful. The tumor grew more, and it was dangerous for the part of the brain that controls the left hand. Doctors decided to perform an operation.

Turner explained to the doctors that for violinists, the left hand is more important than the right hand. Doctors worried that they could damage her brain.

Turner had an idea to play the violin during the operation. This helped activate some parts of her brain. Doctors could see these parts, and they did not damage the brain. The operation was successful, and Turner is recovering well.

Difficult words: brain tumor (when a part of a brain starts to grow dangerously), radiation (energy that doctors use to kill tumors), activate (to make something active).

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