Americans and the English speak of teams having “deep benches" when their squads have seemingly endless numbers of qualified substitutes to throw into games especially when the replacements coming in at the late stages of the game are every bit as competent as those starting. In looking over this month's Table of Contents the reader may be surprised to see several names directly opposite their monikers on the masthead as members of the Editorial Board.
This should come as no surprise. Members of the Board are chosen not only because they are keen reviewers and assistants in guiding the Editor-in-Chief but because they are recognized researchers and authors in their own right.
We are fortunate to have folks like Gordon Parker, Bob Rosenheck, and Joe Westermeyer on our Board and as well-known authors. And I might say that about anyone on the left side of the page, having a “deep bench" is a wonderful thing.
John A. Talbott, MD