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October 27, 1945


JAMA. 1945;129(9):612-613. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.92860430001009

Headache is a common symptom, due to many causes. This report focuses attention on a type of headache which will present itself with increasing frequency as more of our personnel who served in the Pacific combat areas are demobilized.


History.  —C. B. R., a Marine corporal aged 36, was admitted to sick bay because of recurrent headaches. As a youngster he was knocked out while boxing and fainted once a few days later. When he was 17 years old he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and two years later was given a BCD (bad conduct discharge) for falling asleep at his post while on guard duty. In April 1942 he reenlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. Fifteen months after the second enlistment he was transferred from a ship to a nearby

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