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July 24, 1937

The Facial Neuralgias

JAMA. 1937;109(4):303. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780300059033

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This excellent treatise is another masterpiece by Wilfred Harris, the author who contributed the textbook of neuritis and neuralgia to the medical profession. The present work is a detailed compend attempting a classification and differential diagnosis of the many and baffling types of facial pain. Its contents include dental neuralgia, neuralgia from ocular causes, trigeminal tic, migrainous neuralgia, physiology of sensory conduction from the face, sympathetic sensory conduction, traumatic neuritis of the trigeminal and its branches, post herpetic trigeminal neuralgia, tumors of facial bones, nasopharynx or base of the skull, medullary sclerosis, geniculate neuralgia, facial psychalgia, headache and facial neuralgia in sinusitis, chronic neuralgia of the jaws, temple, side of head and neck, and glossopharyngeal tic. The proved and the theoretical data are amply discussed. The author also has placed at the disposal of the readers his knowledge and experience gained in the treatment of trigeminal tic during the past

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