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Passing the Baton

Doyle, James R. MD

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: December 2012 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 183
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3182759260

John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to James R. Doyle, MD, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. E-mail:

The recent Olympics in England featured, among many athletic events, relay races in which each running team member shared a portion of the race and passed off a hand-held baton to the next runner in their team who, in sequence, continued the race.

This editor received the “baton” from Andrew J. Weiland, MD, the first editor of THUES, in 2002 as Editor-in-Chief of this journal. The editorial of March 2002 titled “Receiving the baton” recounted the change in editors of THUES, which began publication in 1997.

In 2003, Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, joined the team as “Co-Editor-in-Chief.”

In 2005, THUES became a peer-reviewed journal and was indexed in Medline.

Since 2005, manuscript submissions have continued to grow and THUES has continued to thrive with an active international Editorial Board, world-wide submissions, and special editions that have focused on timely topics related to techniques applied to complex clinical problems.

The growth and success of THUES is based on an active Editorial Board, a supportive publication staff and publisher, our readers, and especially writers who have taken time to submit their techniques for publication.

Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to all those involved, including Dr Jupiter, Adam Nicely, Jonathan Scovner, and past and present members of the Editorial Board.

But for now, please accept these words: mahalo and aloha nui loa.

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