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Here are four research report reports about drums.
Drum the Unexpected
"Composite Effects of Group Drumming Music Therapy on Modulation of Neuroendocrine-Immune Parameters in Normal Subjects," B.B. Bittman, et al., Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, January 2001, pp. 38-47. (Thanks to Ed Gordy for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, who are at the Meadville Medical Center's Mind-Body Wellness Center, Meadville, Pennsylvania, explain:
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of group-drumming music therapy as a composite activity with potential for alteration of stress-related hormones and enhancement of specific immunologic measures associated with natural killer cell activity and cell-mediated immunity....
RESULTS: Group drumming resulted in increased dehydroepiandrosterone-to-cortisol ratios, increased natural killer cell activity, and increased lymphokine-activated killer cell activity without alteration in plasma interleukin 2 or interferon-gamma, or in the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory II.
"Blue Ear Drum and Cholesterol Granuloma," C. DeGuine and J.L. Pulec, Ear Nose, and Throat Journal, vol. 79, no. 8, August 2000, p. 542. The authors are at the Pulec Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, USA.
"Use of Water Drums by Humans and Aedes aegypti in Trinidad," D.D. Chadee and A.Rahaman, Journal of Vector Ecology, vol. 25, no. 1, June 2000, pp. 28-35. The authors explain their work thusly: This report documents the results of a countrywide survey by county for Aedes aegypti (L.) mosquitoes found breeding in drums in Trinidad, West Indies.
The Inside Story
"'Live-In' Exercise Drums for Small Animals," M.E. Jenness and
R.J.Byrd , Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 36, no. 4, April 1974,
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