Diseases of the Brain and Nervous System

Diseases of the Brain and Nervous System


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...My chief reliance is on Aconite nap.; although Gelseminum is sometimes useful. Now, a chronic neuralgia, having as a first cause dental decay, continues, in many instances, long after the cause is removed, and even extraction of the tooth does not afford relief in such cases. It then becomes necessary to employ constitutional remedies.," S 34 NEURALGIA AND DISEASE OF THE TEETH. Tomes notes as causes of neuralgia: "Chronic inflammation of the pulp; difficult eruption of wisdom teeth, secondary dentine in the pulp cavity; decomposition of a dead pulp in a confined space; exostosis; alveolar periostitis, which may depend on the escape of decomposing matter through the pulp canal, or on the roughening of the fang by absorption; exposure of sensitive dentine (rarely.)" He further says that the cases of neuralgia due to disease of the teeth, are, from the absence of local pain frequently unsuspected. This is doubtless true in many instances, and is not surprising from the fact that there are people scrupulously neat in other things, who were never guilty of owning or of using a tooth-brush. Tomes relates the facts in the case of a gentleman who suffered intolerable neuralgic pain in the left eyeball. "The pains were periodical, occurring at 7 o'clock in the evening, and at 3 o'clock in the morning. He was greatly worn out from loss of sleep and rest. The-upper wisdom tooth, it was observed, lay with its crown extended toward the cheek, and, as it irritated the cheek it was removed. The neuralgia ceased from that time. An examination made some months afterward, showed a partially erupted tooth in the normal position of the wisdom tooth. fWedl quotes a case reported by Galenzowski, where the patient suffered from complete...

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United States Congress Senate, James Martine Kershaw
Paperback | 24 pages
189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
Publication date
22 Jan 2013
Publication City/Country
Miami Fl, United States
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations