Great opportunities to learn come from mistakes, violations of expectations, and history. All 3 highlight our failure to confront the uncomfortable, to recognize what we would rather not, and, even when we do, to act. In the current issue of JAMA Neurology, the study by Gorton and colleagues1 exemplifies our progress in defining the epidemiology of premature death in epilepsy and our failure to prevent the most devastating consequence of epilepsy, revealing clinical science and public health in the moral mirror, warts and all.
Devinsky O, Singh A, Friedman D. Deaths in Epilepsy: What We Are Missing. JAMA Neurol. 2018;75(8):913–915. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0002
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