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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Oct 26, 2017

Last week, we talked about the "why" of brain death. This week, the "how." Again, Jim Siegler is joined by Dr. Joshua Levine and Mike Rubenstein for the second part of the brain death series.

Produced by James E. Siegler and Michael Rubenstein. Music by Chris Zabriskie, Hyson, Kai Engel, and Lee Rosevere. 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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