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November 3, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(17):504-505. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390170012001b

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[A paper read in the meeting of the Tri-State Medical Society, September, 1883, by H. G. B. Wright, M.D., in behalf of Drs. Johnson and Wright, Olney, Ill.]

In the fall of 1882 we performed our first operation of nerve-stretching. The result was such a phenomenal success, that we became much interested in the operation as a therapeutic process. In order to determine the frequency and results of the operation within the limits of the Tri-State Medical Society, we mailed about two hundred circulars to physicians and surgeons practicing in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky; a few of them went to Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Philadelphia.

The blanks were printed in such form as to enable physicians to fill in the data asked for with a minimum amount of labor. Of those sent outside the geographical limits of our Society, none were returned. Only five of the circulars were returned, and

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