Editorial. Rear Admiral (Astronaut) Alan Shepard: De mortuis nil nisi bonum (say nothing bad of the departed)

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The article by Menger et al. Rear Admiral (Astronaut) Alan Shepard: Ménière’s disease and the race to the moon” is a nice and engaging story to read.6 The protagonists of this drama as it unfolds were Alan Shepard (one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts) and Dr. William House (arguably the father of modern-day neurotological surgery). Shepard’s Ménière’s disease threatened to abort his attempts toward further space travel, and in return he sought an experimental surgical procedure pioneered by Dr. House that thankfully was successful. The rest, as they say, is history. One can

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Correspondence John Rutka: john.rutka@uhn.on.ca.

ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE DOI: 10.3171/2018.9.JNS182522.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online February 15, 2019; DOI: 10.3171/2018.11.JNS182794.

Disclosures The author reports no conflict of interest.

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