Who discovered Botox ? 00:43

Doctor Alan B. Scott was the first one to discover the effects of Botulinum toxin (BTX) on muscles. He was an ophthalmologist specializing in strabismus, a condition where eyes do not line up properly, and Dr. Scott had an idea that if it was possible to paralyze eye muscles, he would be able to temporarily set them in a correct position. He picked a very potent toxin, botulism, and tested it. Another doctor, Dr. Jean Krauszer, was studying involuntary eye blinking (blepharospasm), and she too thought that maybe she could use this toxin, and started using it on her patients.

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