from the Editor
is with great pleasure and delight that I have assumed the role
as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences.
The Journal has had strong leadership through its founding Editor
Dr. R. Ross followed by the guidance of Dr. Robert G. Lee and
more recently Dr. James Sharpe. We are all indebted to these
editors and the editorial staff at the Journal for creating
a self sufficient, strong and internationally recognized Journal.
Unlike a number of its contemporaries, The Canadian Journal
of Neurological Sciences is unique in its combination of clinical
neurology, neurosurgery, child neurology and clinical neurophysiology,
the four components of our Canadian Congress of Neurological
have a number of challenges ahead of us that include maintaining
our leadership over newer journals of limited scope and making
a smooth transition into the era of electronic publishing. For
this we have important local expertise and you will be hearing
more about our electronic initiatives in the near future.
the last issue and in this issue, we honor several outstanding
Canadian neuroscientists. This issue honors Dr. Charles Drake
a Canadian neurosurgeon who revolutionized the treatment of
vertebral-basilar territory cerebral aneurysms. We include an
introductory "In Memoriam" by his colleagues, Gary Ferguson
and Vladimir Hachinski; an address prepared by Dr. Drake just
before his death, on his early training years in Toronto; a
reproduction of one of his famous "Track Sheets" used to record
details of his aneurysm surgery; and a reproduction of one of
Dr. Drake's articles originally published in the Journal of
Neurosurgery. It is my hope that these articles in our Journal
will help to highlight the outstanding contributions made by
Dr. Drake to neurosurgery internationally.
this issue we introduce a new educational article "Neuroimaging
Highlight" edited by Drs. Mark Hudon and William Hu. Each subsequent
issue of the Journal will include a Neuroimaging Highlight and
I hope it will serve as an important feature for our readers.
editor would like to acknowledge the superb editorial staff
that will help me to guide the Journal, including Sally Gregg,
Sue Impey and Margaret Peterson. I will continue to call on
Canadian and international neuroscientists to help in our well
established review process. In advance, I would like to thank
those of you who can continue to contribute to our peer review.
Journal has international contributors and readership and the
strength of its citations will depend on the quality of the
work we can attract. We encourage Canadian and international
authors to send us their best work.
J. Neurol. Sci. 1999; 26:A-39