Transitions Psychiatr Q (2006) 77:343–344 DOI 10.1007/s11126-006-9020-0 EDITORIAL N OTES Stephen Rachlin, M.D. Published online: 24 October 2006 C Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 I’ve been contemplating writing this piece for some weeks. No, it would be more proper for me to say I’ve been putting it off, since procrastination is often a useful defense. My association with Psychiatric Quarterly goes back thirty years; it is the longest con- tinuous working relationship in my career. When the journal was “reborn” with the 1977 issue, fewer than a dozen of us constituted the Executive Committee of the Board of Editors. The late Donald P. Kenefick, M.D., served as Editor, and was succeeded by Raul H. Vispo, M.D. In 1990, I became Editor-in-Chief. As I now contemplate retirement from full-time professional practice, it seems appropriate for me to step down from the stewardship I’ve cherished for 17 years. For the successes we have had over the years there are many people to thank for their role in this achievement. First and foremost is Florence, my wife of 44 years. She has shared all aspects of my life, provided love and inspiration, and tolerated not only my anxieties about meeting deadlines and my Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals


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Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
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