Violinist overcomes ‘incurable’ tremor in Israeli surgical videomain
Naomi Elishuv, originally from Lithiania, gave up playing in orchestras 20 years ago after being beset by a condition known as essential tremor.
Now surgeons at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre have cured it by means of a thalamotomy, a form a brain stimulation performed through a hole in the skull. Under local anaesthetic, Naomi was asked several times to play her violin. At the end of the operation she said (in hebrew) ‘ani shaletet’ – I can control it.