Authors' replyBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1432b (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1432
- Tony Markus,
- Peter Ward Booth
- Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Poole Hospital, Poole BH15 2JB
- Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead RH19 3DZ
EDITOR,--While it is encouraging that our editorial generated interest, it is surprising that this response should occur now. The editorial was based on papers published up to four years ago, which when published generated no correspondence. Clearly, a response to the original papers would have allowed the authors to comment and would have encouraged debate in a specialist journal.
It remains worrying that M J Timmons, R W Pigott, and Augustin Cabre and colleagues fail wholeheartedly to accept the accumulating evidence which suggests that we must try harder to improve the outcome of cleft surgery in Britain. There also seems to be a continued reluctance (though …