JAMA. 1911;LVI(24):1818-1819. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560240048024.
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The treatment of neuralgia by means of superficial or deep injections in the vicinity of the trunk of the affected nerve of sterile water or of saline solution or of various medicinal substances, anesthetic or otherwise, in solution is no new procedure, and good results have been obtained in this way. As our readers know, it is, however, only within the last decade that injections of alcohol, 70 per cent., 80 per cent., 90 per cent., into the sheath of a nerve have been made with the same object in view, and more particularly for the relief of trigeminal neuralgia.

In the hands of those who have had the largest experience the results have been most satisfactory.1 Especially in the case of the branches of the fifth nerve the operation requires special skill and special apparatus by reason of the deep and concealed situation of the structures. Here the object


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