Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease

Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease

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Music has been used as a cure for disease since as far back as King David's lyre, but the notion that it might be a serious cause of mental and physical illness was rare until the late eighteenth century. At that time, physicians started to argue that excessive music, or the wrong kind of music, could over-stimulate a vulnerable nervous system, leading to illness, immorality and even death. Since then there have been successive waves of moral panics about supposed… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (July 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 195 pages

File size: 3.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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