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  • Epilepsy & Behavior 40 (2014) 58

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    Epilepsy & Behavior

    j ourna l homepage: www.e lsev ie r .com/ locate /yebehLetter to the EditorHappy Anniversary from Founding AssociateEditor Dr. Orrin DevinskyTo the Editor

    In the 1970s, we both fell under the spell of a neuromagician,Norman Geschwind a physician and scientist, but mainly a thinker,who brought the field of behavioral neurology out of the shadows. Hisintellectual appetite was enormous, and his instinct for inquiry was ex-traordinarily keen. Among themanyfires that he lit, onewas epilepsy asa model of behavioral change. It was politically incorrect at that time totalk about epilepsy as a mechanism leading to behavioral changes oreven worse, psychiatric disorders. Yet he recognized that politicalwisdom would constrain science and hurt patients.

    This journal and its 15 years of growth and success are a testamentto his legacy and to your ability to infuse his vision with creativity andhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.09.0341525-5050/ 2014 Published by Elsevier Inc.menschhood. You served selflessly and never ceased to astound inyour endless resourcefulness and imagination. He would be so proud.Even more, he would have loved to read every page.

    Conflict of interest

    No conflict of interest.Orrin DevinskyDepartment of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, 223 East 34th Street,

    New York, NY 10016, USATel.: +1 646 558 0801.

    E-mail address: od4@nyu.edu.


    Happy Anniversary from Founding Associate Editor Dr. Orrin DevinskyConflict of interest