Violinist Plays Mozart Through Her Own Brain Surgery

September 11, 2014 5:59 PM

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Elishuv performed professionally with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra before being diagnosed with essential tremor two decades ago, according to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. The neurological condition can effect muscles throughout the body, but for Elishuv, it meant a trembling of the hands and the end of her orchestral career.

Earlier this week, surgeons inserted a pacemaker into the affected area of Elishuv's brain to regulate her tremors through electric impulses. According to the hospital's director of functional neurosurgery, Yitzhak Fried, she was asked to play during the procedure because he and other doctors needed...

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