Banjo Used in Brain Surgery

Eddie Adcock, a pillar in the bluegrass community, underwent brain surgery to alleviate tremors in his hands and played banjo during the surgery to gauge the success of the operation.  By playing the banjo, surgeons at Vanderbilt Medical Center were able to identify the cause of the tremors; by placing electrodes in Mr. Adcock’s brain and fitting a pace maker in his chest which delivered a small current surgeons shut down the region of his brain causing the tremors.

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