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July 1997

Robert J. Joynt, MD, PhD, Chief Editor, Archives of Neurology (1982-1997)

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Dallas, Tex

Arch Neurol. 1997;54(7):809. doi:10.1001/archneur.1997.00550190009006

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Robert j. joynt, MD, PhD, has served as chief editor of the Archives of Neurology for the past 15 years, which is the longest tenure of a chief editor in the history of the Archives. As a result the Archives has prospered, and American neurology has gained immeasurably. In 1959, Harold Wolff was appointed as the first chief editor of the newly established Archives of Neurology, formerly a part of the Archives of Psychiatry and Neurology, which was founded in 1919. Succeeding editors were H. Houston Merritt, 1962-1972; Fred Plum, 1972-1976; and Maurice Van Allen, 1976-1982. Dr Joynt's great scholarship, intuitiveness, intelligence, and wonderful wit were always in evidence in his editing and served to bring to the reader incisive and important new neuroscientific papers. He was able to provide constant leadership to the Archives while simultaneously publishing his own research in behavioral neurology and neuroanatomy and serving in sequence

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