Neurocritical Care

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 521–522 | Cite as

Response to Lewis A: Reconciling the Case of Jahi Mcmath

  • Calixto MachadoEmail author
  • Mario Estévez
  • Phillip A. DeFina
  • Gerry Leisman
Letter to the Editor


Authors’ Contributions

Dr. Calixto Machado contributed to original idea, writing, discussion and also first and corresponding author. Dr. Mario Estevez, Dr. Phillip A. DeFina, Dr. Gerry Leisman contributed to reviewing and discussion.

Source of support

Authors have not received any support for this article.

Compliance with ethical standard

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Calixto Machado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mario Estévez
    • 1
  • Phillip A. DeFina
    • 2
  • Gerry Leisman
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Neurology and NeurosurgeryHavanaCuba
  2. 2.International Brain Research FoundationFlandersUSA
  3. 3.The National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation SciencesNazarethIsrael

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