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Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Verespej, M.
Journal Title: Industry Week
Date Published: Apr-96
Language: English
Category: Anatomical, Physiological & Historical Research
Key Words: French horn performance hypertension
Full Citation: Verespej, M. A. Not Music to the Ear. Industry Week 245, no. 7 (April 1996): 15.
Full Abstract: In the 'Your Health' section. Two California researchers have found that playing musical instruments can lead to high blood pressure. The researchers at the University of California at San Diego found that the higher the musical note played by a French horn player, the higher his blood pressure, almost paralleling the rounded curve of a musical scale. Probably picked up from the Dimsdale article above and reprinted.