James Kennaway

Historian of medicine at the University of Roehampton in London. He has written extensively on music and medicine, notably in his book Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease (2012).


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Once more with feeling

Medical thinking in the history of musical aesthetics

New knowledge about the neurological effects of music coincides with revived musicological interest in the body. Does this mark a return to the Enlightenment view of music as a matter of the nervous system? A survey of modern musical aesthetics through the lens of medical history.

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