In preparing a paper on the use of procaine crystals or mud as an anesthetic for intranasal surgical procedures, I feel as though an apology is in order. With that mental attitude. I decided to satisfy my curiosity by determining just how much had been written on the subject. Consequently, I was much surprised to find that the literature of the past fifteen years made practically no mention of the surface application of procaine mud. It is for this reason that I present this paper.
Bowers1 of New York has been using procaine crystals as an anesthetic in the nose for several years with great success. The general consensus, as obtained from the literature, seems to be that procaine is to be used in solution by the infiltration method. Thomson,2 however, in his book, stated that procaine can be applied to the mucous membranes in solution of
SISSON NW. PROCAINE CRYSTALS AS A LOCAL ANESTHETIC FOR INTRANASAL SURGERY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(5):670–672. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050661006