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My very last editorial: and that's a promise
  1. Charles Warlow
  1. Correspondence to Charles Warlow, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK; charles.warlow{at}

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Ten years, 60 issues, approximately 3600 pages, maybe 1.5 million words. My time as editor really is up. The final whistle is blown. It has been a pleasure, fun too, and something of a treadmill but nothing like as exhausting as the treadmill of editing a proper scientific journal—like the JNNP or Brain. It has provided terrific continuing professional development (CPD) for me, and I hope our readers. I must be as up to date in neurology as I have ever been. If push ever comes to shove and I am investigated for insufficient CPD, I will be able to post the 60 issues through the door of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and tell them I have read every word at least three times, often more (I shall call the several hundred authors as my witnesses). I have never kept a CPD diary for the RCP because I do not have any respect for a bureaucratic system that cannot tell if you are totally engaged at the front of the …

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