The editors acknowledge with immeasurable gratitude the many contributions of Phil Tiso for his peerless ear and fierce devotion to accuracy in transcribing the hundreds of hours of patient, family, and clinician recordings that are the soul of this book. He has honored them all.
We are also grateful for the assistance of Angela Grayson for her calm, detail-oriented processing and editing of the content and herding of the book's editors and many contributors.
"The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And Script of its Lettering & Gilding, Lies Here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be lost, For it will as he believ'd appear once more In a new and more elegant Edition Corrected and improved By the Author."
—Benjamin Franklin (Epitaph written by Benjamin Franklin as a young man, now engraved alongside his burial plot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)