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BrainWaves Best of BrainWaves 2019

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: December 26, 2019

2019 was a big year. The year of the Mueller report. The American college admissions scandals. Brexit. But it was also the year the US Women's team won the World Cup and lobbied for the equal pay of women and men in sports. It was the year of NMO, in which several pivotal trials showed the benefit of disease-modulating therapy in this condition. The year Will Smith played Genie in Aladdin.

2019 was a great year. And as we wrap up 2019, this week's episode includes some of the highlights. Enjoy!

Produced by James E Siegler with support from Erika Mejia, Rajat Dhar, and the entire Siegler family. Music courtesy of Axletree, Chris Zabriskie, John Paston, Kevin Mcleod, Josh Woodward, Steve Combs, Lee Rosevere, Scott Holmes, Advent Chamber Orchestra, Coldnoise, and Pachyderm. 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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