A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 14, 1974

"Once the brain is understood," says Associate Editor Peter Stoler, who wrote this week's cover story, "that knowledge will have almost unlimited usefulness." The brain's secrets may not be discovered for a decade or more, Stoler points out, "but even if doors don't open immediately, at least we have found some keys."

Stoler spent four weeks interviewing neurosurgeons and neuroscientists in Washington, Baltimore, Boston and New York. He also observed a brain operation in Manhattan. "Looking into a heart is wonderful and unusual," says Stoler, who has seen plenty of surgery in his three...

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