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April 8, 1905

THE SURGICAL ASPECTS OF MAJOR NEURALGIA OF THE TRIGEMINAL NERVE.A REPORT OF TWENTY CASES OF OPERATION ON THE GASSERIAN GANGLION, WITH ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC NOTES ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF ITS REMOVAL.

Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Surgery, the Johns Hopkins University. BALTIMORE.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(14):1088-1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500410012001c
Abstract

FURTHER ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC NOTES.  One of the most important chapters in Krause's valuable monograph deals with the "Physiologic des Trigeminus" and the painstaking observations, drawn from the study of his first thirteen cases, are therein recorded. It is regrettable that in his more recent (1901) communication, containing fourteen additional cases, he has limited his communication, as have most other surgeons who have reported on cases of ganglion extirpation, purely to the operative respects of the procedure with little, if any, comment on the consequences of the neu-rectomy. There are many points referable to the distribution and function of the trigeminus which still need elucidation, and no opportunity comparable with this clinical one is offered to the anatomist or experimentalist for their determination.36

Sensory Anesthesia.37  A more or less accurate knowledge of the trigeminal fields has been gained through several methods of observation, attached to

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