I desire to call attention briefly, to a case of sciatica, successfully treated by hypodermic injections of sulphuric ether.
On Oct. 29, 1884, I was called to see Mrs. C, whom I found in bed, suffering greatly with pain in her right leg and hip—unattended by redness or swelling. Mrs. C. is 39 years old, of a nervous temperament, has a good family history, and has always had good health until the birth of her last child, which occurred on Feb. 14, 1883. The patient states that three days after the birth of this child fever came on, and continued for about six weeks, during which time she was unconscious; and that when the fever ceased and conciousness returned, she was unable to move her right leg without excruciating pain. There were spasmodic contractions of the limb, which caused great suffering. She states she remained in about the same condition,
ORTO Z. INJECTIONS OF ETHER IN SCIATICA. JAMA. 1885;V(16):429–430. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391150009002d
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