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About a year ago a case came into my hands for operation, which presented unusual features of interest from the surgical standpoint, not merely on account of the immediate results, but because of the suggestion which it afforded of a decided improvement in an important surgical operation.
On May 15, 1891, the patient, Miss M., aged 25, a professional nurse by occupation, presented a note from Charles M. Magee, M.D., of Syracuse, N. Y., asking me to make a careful examination of her symptoms and condition, and stating his opinion that she had been suffering for the preceding five months from confined pus. somewhere at the base of the skull. He had, the note added, sent the patient to her dentist some two months before, but no trouble was found, though on the day previous to her coming to me the dentist had discovered pus coming from around one of
CURTIS GL. REMARKABLE SEQUENCE OF OPERATION FOR NECROSIS AT BASE OF SKULL: A NEW METHOD OF RESECTING THE THIRD BRANCH OF THE FIFTH NERVE.Read before the American Medical Association, at Detroit, June, 1892.. JAMA. 1893;XX(2):37-39. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420290011001d