The Archives of Neurology first appeared in 1919 as the Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. Since 1959 it has been published under its current title. Through the years it has had a distinguished record and a succession of highly respected and capable editors. Since its inception, this publication was the official journal of the American Neurological Association (ANA) as well as being an official publication of the American Medical Association.
In June 1976, the ANA officially withdrew its support from the Archives and now plans to publish its own independent journal.
The AMA wishes the ANA well in its new endeavor, but believes the Archives should continue to be published in order to provide a medium for the publication of clinical papers in the fields of medical neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology.
The AMA welcomes Maurice W. Van Allen, MD, as the new editor of the Archives.
Doctor Van Allen