In my experience, if someone's looking for an article that he's sure he saw in the June 1st issue of the Lancet, you're going to find it in the January 15th issue of the New England Journal of medicine, or possibly that stray issue of the New Yorker that he read on the train last week. I'd recommend doing a search on Bell's Palsy, limiting it to All Children, and seeing if any of those match what your doc is looking for.

N.B.: I'm not casting aspersions on doctors and/or their memories. I just know that it's not always easy to keep journals and their articles straight. I've done the same myself.

P.S. Graeme Garden, who trained as a doctor before becoming a comedian (I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, The Goodies, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue) came down with Bell's Palsy. He said "The loose lips find it difficult to pronounce Bs and Ps - which makes it especially cruel of the medical profession to call it Bell's Palsy. When someone asks you what's wrong, you tend to reply 'It's Whbhell's Whphalsy!'"

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One of my docs came in asking for a search on "Bell's Palsy" in children from "big journals, you know, New England Journal of Medicine or Pediatrics".  Neither journal seems to have a current article on Bell Palsy or "Bell's Palsy".  Any suggestions on other "big journals" in pediatrics?  I know what I consider "big" journals, but am curious what you might consider.

Thank you for your time.


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