Brass poisoning

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Glenn V. Dalrymple, M.D.

Jul 19, 2007, 10:22:07 AM7/19/07
I am a physician who sees musicians with a wide range of disorders. I retired from the full time faculty at Univ. of Nebraska medical center in 1996. Also, I write a regular column for the "Horn Call", the Journal of the International Horn Society.

I am revisiting the question of "Brass poisoning". I did an extensive literature search and review of the clinical literature in the 1960s when I was a resident in Denver. I did not find any real evidence of "brass poisoning" as experienced by musicians using nonplated mouthpieces. Recently, I have had people ask me about Brass poisoning.

I saw your line in Google. I would like to get your review of the problem.



Glenn V. Dalrymple, M.D., FACR
Adj Clinical Prof of Radiology and Radiation Oncology.
Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

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