Sep 28, 2017
This week on BrainWaves, we go back in time to explore human's
oldest neurosurgical procedure. So carve out some time in your day
to learn about the ancient technique of craniotomy.
Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Chris Zabriskie, Kai
Engel, Kevin McLeod, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Sergey
Cheremisinov. Voiceover by John Burnett. BrainWaves' podcasts and
online content are intended for medical education only and should
not be used for routine clinical practice. Please do NOT drill into
anyone's head without their full and informed consent.
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