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April 10, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(15):1007. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890320051024

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This small book is well organized and the subject matter is discussed in an orderly manner. There are ten chapters, all of which are rather short but comprehensive. The author draws freely on the experience of others and at the end of each chapter includes a well-selected bibliography. It would appear that a single bibliography at the end of the book would have avoided needless repetition of references. In chapter I the pathologic anatomy and physiology of headaches is discussed in simple terms. The mechanism of headache is made to appear rather simple. This may be true at times, but frequently in clinical work the mechanism of a given headache is difficult to demonstrate. In the succeeding chapters the author considers headaches from intracranial pathology, cranial nerve neuralgias, headache of ocular origin, headache of nasal origin and so forth. The final chapter deals with headache of emotional origin. This important

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