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February 6, 2002

HeadacheWolff's Headache and Other Head Pain

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, and Donald J. Dalessio, 7th ed, 625 pp, with illus, $99, ISBN 0-19-513518-0, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2001.

JAMA. 2002;287(5):647-648. doi:10.1001/jama.287.5.647-JBK0206-4-1

Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain was a valuable part of any physician's book collection in 1948. The book's value was based in the systematic approach and study that Dr Wolff had applied to headache care. The current seventh edition, prepared by Drs Silberstein, Lipton, and Dalessio, maintains the value of the original text by remaining a clinically useful, easily managed resource.

The text has four parts, which focus on general aspects of headache, primary headache disorders, secondary headache disorders, and special situations. In more than 600 pages the text touches on the common headache conditions and many recognizable but unusual ones. Wolff's Headache provides numerous useful clinical details, and this edition notably increases information about the rapidly expanding pharmacology of migraine therapy.

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