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Practical Neurology, Our First Birthday
  1. Charles Warlow
  1. Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK; E-mail: cpw{at}


One year on from our birth, this is the seventh issue of Practical Neurology. We should celebrate this first birthday and reflect on what we are trying to do and whether we will survive to celebrate future birthdays., The concept is simple enough: a review journal that is easy to read on the train or in a deckchair, understandable, attractive, reliable, unbiased, relevant to ordinary neurologists doing ordinary neurology anywhere in the world – and fun. In fact the original title was ‘The Journal of Jobbing Neurology’ to reflect the intended readership of jobbing neurologists (I liked the way J Job Neurol tripped off the tongue!). But this was regarded as a bit too facetious, and anyway the word ‘jobbing’ may not be familiar to those whose first language is not English (it has come to mean run of the mill, routine, something other than an expert, although I have to

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