LUCIAN M. FERRIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE H. MARTIN, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Owing to the classical work of Leriche of France, and Adson, White, and Smithwick of this country, our present day concepts of the control of certain painful syndromes through the interruption of the sympathetic pathways has been generally accepted. This knowledge has become so well known that sympathetic nerve blocks are now a common office procedure. The scope of this paper is limited to the use of procaine nerve block in the ambulatory patient with special emphasis on the treatment of herpes zoster by this method.
Present evidence supports the opinion that herpes zoster is essentially a posterior
FERRIS LM, MARTIN GH. THE USE OF SYMPATHETIC NERVE BLOCK IN THE AMBULATORY PATIENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS USE IN HERPES ZOSTER1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:257–260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-2-257
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(2):257-260.
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