This form of disease, though of rare occurrence, is probably the most painful of any malady that feeble nature has to contend with; and medical writers generally concur in opinion that nothing short of an operation, dividing the diseased nerve, can afford relief. Our experience, however, though limited, induces us to believe that the disease will readily yield to proper remedies. It is characterized by severe paroxysms of pain, affecting the nerves of the face.


Thorough courses of medicine will usually cure this form of disease. The worst case we ever saw, was cured by taking two thorough courses in twenty-four hours; no relief being obtained until after the operation of the second course, when the patient was entirely easy, and has not, to our knowledge, had an attack since.