Trials of management are inevitably long

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1431a (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1431
  1. R W Pigott
  1. Consultant plastic surgeon Department of Plastic Surgery, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LE

    EDITOR,--In their editorial Tony Markus and Peter Ward Booth1 seek to discredit the work of most British surgeons working in cleft lip and palate on the basis of results in patients treated in the 1970s published by Shaw et al.2 They imply that no lessons have been learnt and state that the “functional repair” of Delaire produces vastly superior results. However, Delaire failed to publish his results, and Markus and Ward Booth …

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