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November 17, 1888

NEURALGIA OF THE LINGUAL BRANCH OF THE RIGHT TRI-FACIAL NERVE.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, May 23, 1888.

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JAMA. 1888;XI(20):697-699. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400710013001e

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Mrs. A., æt. 63, has suffered for seven years with a painful affection, which she describes as follows: Six years ago, while residing in the State of Florida, after much reading aloud for several weeks, she was seized with an acute paroxysmal pain, beginning at the root of the tongue and extending along its right border to the tip. At first it came in quickly recurring flashes of momentary duration followed by longer or shorter intervals of complete freedom; but as the time passed the painful periods became more frequent, and the paroxysmal pains increased in duration and intensity until, finally, these periods would last for several hours, during which the pain would come and go. The first attack began in the autumn and continued until spring set in. No method of treatment, either by local applications or internal medication, afforded any relief. Hypodermatic injections of 1/2 grain of morphine

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