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London, July, 1903.
To the Editor:
—Mr. George A. Wright, well known through his excellent work on early excision of the hip, is still active at the Royal Infirmary, Manchester, where the writer found him at work in the operating room. His first case was one of infraorbital neuralgia, which he treated by exposing the nerve and injecting into it a 2 per cent, solution of osmic acid; the results of this method, which does not abolish nerve function, are said to be very gratifying. In a case of extensive sinuses of the ilium, the opening was enlarged, and the sinus curetted and flushed out with turpentine, an application of which Mr. Wright thinks very highly. It is not painful, and does not interfere with primary union. The third operation was the opening of a pulmonary abscess in a young child.In conversation Mr. Wright said he was treating young
Taylor HL. Notes from Manchester and London.. JAMA. 1903;XLI(9):565. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490280035010