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Over the past several months, there has been a gradual transition in the editorship of the Archives of Neurology. Maurice Van Allen, MD, is retiring as chief editor, but he will remain in an active role as Editor Emeritus. It is customary for the new editor to say something about his predecessor; in many instances the relationship between the two is an occasional encounter at professional meetings. This is not the situation here, as Dr Van Allen has been my teacher, colleague, and close personal friend for many years.
Van is a native of Iowa and has been there for almost all of his professional life. He originally trained in neurosurgery and is certified in that specialty as well as in neurology. When Dr Adolph Sahs retired as department chairman at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Van succeeded him and has continued the fine training and research for which that department is noted.
Joynt RJ. The Editor Emeritus. Arch Neurol. 1983;40(2):65. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050020027003