From the Editor
Is the incidence of dementia falling?
What makes a good clinician?
This week, I’ve selected two Readings. We open with a NEJM paper suggesting a big trend: a decline in the incidence of dementia. That paper obviously has major implications for public policy. We then move on to a big and eloquent essay on a famous doctor, Oliver Sacks.
There isn’t much connecting these selections – except that both were suggested by readers, and they both raise big questions.