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October 23, 1948

Headache and Other Head Pain

JAMA. 1948;138(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080082037

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This is a very practical book. The author is an indefatigable physician who is not only a good clinician but is a research man with excellent and honest critique. This work is monumental and was started fifteen years ago when the author was in the midst of studying observations incidental to cerebral circulation. The book contains 629 pages and 154 illustrations. It is written clearly and simply and discusses all forms of headache as well as neuralgias. This work will reveal that the cortex and, indeed, the nerve cells of the brain are not primarily involved in the production of headache but that on the contrary the symptom is likely to arise from fatigued or irritated muscles, from dilated blood vessels, from inflamed meninges, from stretched dura or distorted venous sinuses. Every physician will find answers to many of his problems encountered in his daily practice. There is an excellent

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