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BrainWaves #106 What just happened?

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: April 26, 2018

Forget what you did 5 minutes ago? What if this happened every 5 minutes...for an entire day? In this week's program, Dr. Laura Mainardi shares her family's experience with a day that will never be forgotten. But never remembered.

Produced by James E Siegler and Laura Mainardi-Villarino. Music by Pablo Pavan, Azevedo Silva, Montplaisir, and Kevin McLeod. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for routine clinical decision-making.


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