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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Dec 13, 2018

Want to make a name for yourself? Declare yourself chief of something. Or chief of many things, as Dr. S. A. Kinnier Wilson did. This week on the podcast, we commemorate his legacy and his commitment to neurology.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Chris Zabriskie and Mystery Mammal. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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