C. Judson Herrick. Editor
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C. JUDSON HERRICK
For some thirty-eight years your name has stood as an editor of The Journal of Comparative Neurology-first as an Associate, then, from 1904-1927, as Managing Editor, and since 1927 as Chairman of the Board of Editors. Released in this manner from the responsibilities of man- agement, you still exercise the functions of an elder statesman. remarkable record.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology, founded by your brother, C. L. Herrick, in 1891, became a family heritage. Comparative neurol- ogy as a discipline was hardly recognized in the United States at that time, and to launch a jour- nal devoted to it was a hazardous adventure. When the illness of your brother threw the weight of this undertaking on your shoulders, the burden was a heavy one and, as some of us know, the family budget was trimmed to the limit so that the journal might go on-a dramatic situa- tion, long to be remembered by us all.
In this connection one recalls the anecdote of the potter, Palissy, who, hard pressed for fuel, fed the family bedstead to his furnace so that the last enamel might be fused. The centuries pass but, thank Heaven, enthusiasts remain.
THE JOURNAL OF OOMPARATIVE NEUROLOQY, VOL. 56, NO. 1
Under your guidance, the Journal has passed from obscurity into full light. It contains the greater part of the work done in comparative neurology in the United States, and its pages, filled with the records of your own investigations and those of your students and contributors, give a clear picture of both the advances and the changing trends of such studies.
Those of us who, as editors and contributors, have had the privilege of contacts with you ap- preciate deeply the spirit in which the Journal has been conducted and rejoice in the fact that your influence and interest in it continue unabated with the mounting years.