“Perhaps it is a phenomenon peculiar to Austria that music therapy does not yet enjoy its rightful place in the medical therapeutical palette. For a scan be seen from the contributions of Oliver Sacks and Conchetta Tomaino, which describe investigations carried out as early as the nineteen nineties, the situation in the USA, to name only one example, is very different. Music therapy is implemented routinely in many clinics there. As may be expected of a generally  

recognised form of therapy, clinically applied music therapy must be proven to full certain performance criteria, i.e. its efcacy must be susceptible to scientic verication. In the USA there appears to be avid competition in the fields of health care, music therapy and neuropsychology to furnish relevant data.”
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