Neurocritical Care

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 519–520 | Cite as

The Legacy of Jahi McMath

  • Ariane LewisEmail author
Letter to the Editor


Author Contributions

A. Lewis was responsible for conception and drafting of the manuscript.

Source of Support

No funding.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The author declares that she has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Neurocritical Care, Departments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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