July 1966


Author Affiliations

Hematology Trainee Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston 02115

Am J Dis Child. 1966;112(1):95. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090100131027

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To the Editor: I am motivated to comment on the paper by Dr. Allan Bloxsom in The Journal (111:564, 1966) entitled "Pug Nose of the Newly Born Infant."

Most will agree, I am sure, that this is a most unusual paper. The point is clearly and concisely presented and can be comprehended without rereading. The length of the paper is not unduly long and the number of references was not in excess. Also, there was no embellishment as to the general lack of awareness of this entity by colleagues, which is so often used by authors to attribute greater import to their paper.

Should not this paper be held as a classic guide for all medical authors for "getting to the point" with clarity, conciseness, and, most important, brevity? Perhaps these last three qualities should be designated "the Bloxsom syndrome," and we can look forward to the day when

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