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June 1995

Botulinum Toxin

Author Affiliations

Vancouver, British Columbia

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121(6):704. doi:10.1001/archotol.1995.01890060102025

The article by Blitzer et al entitled "Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Hyperfunctional Lines of the Face"1 has been recently brought to our attention. Since neither of us are otolaryngologists, this had initially escaped our attention. However, we believe that their article cannot be allowed to pass without comment.

This article by Blitzer and coworkers1 occupies five pages of the Archives. The "Patients, Methods, and Materials" section covers less than half a page and the "Results" section less than a third of a page. In fact, one of the two paragraphs in the "Results" section simply repeats the information in Table 1 and in the "Patients, Methods, and Materials" section. The first sentence of the next paragraph also should more properly be in the "Patients, Methods, and Materials" section. This leaves us with 15 lines or seven sentences of the "Results" section.

If we look at these