“A close member of my family was very ill in University College Hospital with leukopenic sepsis, having just moved from the Intensive Therapy Unit to a ward. He was very unresponsive when I went in to see him, seemed delirious and not able to converse sensibly…so I put on some Bach on the iPad. He immediately sat forward and started to discuss whether Bach was religious, told me his date of birth (correctly), and we then discussed how much we loved the music of Bach! A quite amazing transformation!”

Story by Prof. Shirley Hodgson, Emeritus at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London

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