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Article
April 28, 1900

PERIPHERAL RESECTION OF FIFTH NERVE.THREE CASES WITH MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF THE PORTIONS OF THE NERVES REMOVED AND REPORT ON THE LATER CONDITION OF PATIENTS.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY AND OF CLINICAL SURGERY, JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLEGE.; PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE PHILADELPHIA POLYCLINIC, ASSOCIATE IN THE PEPPER CLINICAL LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(17):1023-1026. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610170001001
Abstract

DR. KEEN'S REPORT. 

Case 1  Resection of supraorbital and infraorbital nerves for tic douloureux.Mrs. A. K., aged 53, a patient of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, first came to the clinic of the Infirmary for Nervous Diseases, Feb. 11, 1898. She had always been healthy and of her eleven children, six were living and well.In October, 1894, she felt a sudden, slight tingling sensation at the internal angle of the right eye. This increased in severity and finally included the entire right face and anterior part of the scalp. She had to sit up, as lying down increased the pain so much. In 1895 she was very much better. In 1896, she had scarcely any pain at all, but on Feb. 4, 1898, it suddenly recommenced and she had suffered ever since. Along with the pain there were spasmodic twitchings of the muscles about the right eye, and

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