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Editors' Note
January 2000

Neurology at the Millennium

Arch Neurol. 2000;57(1):50. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.1.50

The Editors of the ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY have considered the arrival of the 21st century an appropriate time to pause and reflect on our practice of neurology as it exists today, and to consider what future neuroscientific developments will provide the greatest benefits to our patients in particular and to the human condition in general. In this issue, we offer the reflections of several of our distinguished colleagues who have deliberated on this important issue. The 20th century has provided truly impressive achievements ranging from the 1905 presentation of the Nobel Prize to Dr Santiago Ramon y Cajal for the neuron doctrine to the 1997 presentation of the Nobel Prize to Dr Stanley B. Prusiner for his research on prions and prion diseases. This precedent will undoubtedly continue in the 21st century and yield equally impressive new insights into neurological disease and brain function. We hope that these comments and views will stimulate further thought and discussion about the role of neurology in the new millennium.