Things to do with a music degree (1): Become a neurosurgeon

Fascinating story on violinist.com about David John Yeh, who won his first degree in violin performance at the University of New Orleans, before retaining as a brain and spinal surgeon.

And, yes: he still plays.

Read here.

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  • I knew a neuro-surgeon who was fond of saying: “I’m an amateur violinist and a professional neuro-surgeon and it’s just as well it’s not the other way around.”

  • Neurosurgery requires extremely delicate and precise fingerwork. Violin and/or piano training might be the perfect prerequisite!

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