Classical. Old rock. Country western.
If you were an unconscious patient in Dr. Frank Opelka’s operating room, any one of these genres could have been playing.
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“I had my own collection that I brought in,” said Opelka, a former colorectal surgeon who began his practice in the 1980s. “I remember when I was practicing in Boston for a while … the residents in New England just couldn’t stand country western, so we played a lot of it.”
Opelka (the brother...