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Jewels in the crown: a century of achievement for the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
  1. Matthew C Kiernan1,2
  1. 1 Bushell Chair of Neurology, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 Neurology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Professor Matthew C Kiernan, Bushell Chair of Neurology, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2040, Australia; matthew.kiernan{at}

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Centenary of key narratives in clinical neuroscience

Welcome to 2020—a year in which the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry reaches its century. It would be interesting to jump into the time machine, to turn back the clock to 1920 and ask the foundation editor, Kinnier Wilson, what he anticipated when he launched the journal. On reflection, it would seem difficult to predict the astounding advancements in clinical neuroscience to which the past century has borne witness. No doubt Kinnier Wilson would have been proud of the many contributions the JNNP has made and the citation classics it has generated over that time. How could he have predicted the path his journal would forge—from understanding the circuitry of memory,1 unlocking disease pathophysiology,2 3 the creation of rating scales (some with citation counts >48 000 to date)4 the role of neurosurgery,5 to the advent of new therapies,6 comprehending quality of life,7 addressing patient outcomes8 and establishing disease criteria.9 These mere samples in the phenomenal history of the journal mark …

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