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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Apr 5, 2018

The Machado-Joseph Disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3, is one of the few eponyms in medicine whereby the disease is named after the patient and not the physician who originally described it. But someone else's name is missing from the eponym: Thomas. And the alternative title for the condition, "spinocerebellar ataxia," also happens to be a bit of a misnomer. In this week's installment of BrainWaves, we review the history and clinical manifestations of this movement disorder.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Ian Southerland, Mike Durek, and Ondrosik. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.


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