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BrainWaves Quanta: Lessons learned from Dr. Kinnier Wilson (1878-1937)

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 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.


Compston A. Progressive lenticular degeneration: a familial nervous disease associated with cirrhosis of the liver, by S. A. Kinnier Wilson, (From the National Hospital, and the Laboratory of the National Hospital, Queen Square, London) Brain 1912: 34; 295-509. Brain 2009;132(Pt 8):1997-2001. PMID 19634211

S. A. Kinnier Wilson (1878-1937) Lenticular-hepatic degeneration. JAMA 1968;205(12):871-2. PMID 4877350

Trocello JM, Broussolle E, Girardot-Tinant N, et al. Wilson's disease, 100 years later…. Rev Neurol (Paris) 2013;169(12):936-43. PMID 24119853

Walshe JM. History of Wilson disease: a personal account. Handb Clin Neurol 2017;142:1-5. PMID 28433095

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