Inquiry into Sudorific Function: Do Abnormalities of Sweat Correlate with Pain?
Bennett, Patricia S.
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This clinical study was conducted at the Delaware Hospital and the office of Pierre L. LeRoy, M.D., F.R.C.S., in Wilmington, Delaware. Three days per week were spent observing hospital rounds, office hours, and neurological testing procedures such as electroencephalography and electromyotraphy. During my affiliation, I conducted trials of transcutaneous stimulation for relief of intractable pain. In addition, I assisted Mr. Raymond in improving the .Starch-Iodine Sweat Test used to determine disturbances in sympathetic activity. Presently, we are using the Sweat Test to determine the possibility of a correlation between the nerve tracts leading from designated pain areas and cutaneous areas innervated by sympathetic tracts. The remaining time was spent in the University of Delaware library researching articles pertaining to Neurology so that I would have a better understanding of this field.