Did you know that when a manuscript is sent out for peer review, experts may elect to provide comments for the editor’s eyes only? Although we have sometimes shaken our heads in frustration when advice given to the editor (“Do not publish!”) does not match that offered to the authors (“A promising report, indeed ...”), thankfully, more often than not, the content is fairly congruent and includes further information that enlightens, entertains or otherwise stimulates us. We feel particularly privileged when contributors share their personal stories.
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