John Murray Carnochan (1817-1887)

The first description of successful surgery for trigeminal neuralgia - Historical vignette

R. Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Abstract

Description of and treatment for trigeminal neuralgia has a long history. One pivotal pioneer in this disease, however, has been more or less lost to history, along with his first description of a series of patients treated successfully for trigeminal neuralgia with surgery. John Murray Carnochan, a surgeon practicing in New York City, performed successful neurosurgery on 3 patients some 3 decades earlier than the first commonly accepted successful procedure by William Rose of London in 1890. In the present paper, the authors discuss the life of Dr. Carnochan and his descriptions of patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Based on this review, John Murray Carnochan should properly be remembered as the first surgeon to perform successful neurosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume112
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • History of neurosurgery
  • Tic douloureux
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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John Murray Carnochan (1817-1887) : The first description of successful surgery for trigeminal neuralgia - Historical vignette. / Tubbs, R. Shane; Loukas, Marios; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 112, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 199-201.

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Tubbs, R. Shane ; Loukas, Marios ; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali ; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A. / John Murray Carnochan (1817-1887) : The first description of successful surgery for trigeminal neuralgia - Historical vignette. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2010 ; Vol. 112, No. 1. pp. 199-201.
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