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October 5, 1994

Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain

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John R. Graham Headache Center The Faulkner Hospital Boston, Mass

 

edited by Donald J. Dalessio and Stephen D. Silberstein, 6th ed, 529 pp, with illus, $65, ISBN 0-508250-8, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1993.

JAMA. 1994;272(13):1076. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520130118044
Abstract

Originally published in 1948, Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain has been the dominant text on headache for nearly half a century. Printing of this sixth edition gives testimony to its long-term success as a leading source of instruction for generations of physicians in effectively dealing with the complex problems of headache management. This new edition once again provides the reader with current literature on headache and headache-related problems.

Although this edition describes headache according to The International Headache Society Classification of Headaches (1988), the overall format of the book remains unchanged from the fifth edition, which was based on the classification of the International Association for the Study of Pain (1986). Readers familiar with that edition will recognize many of the authors and their respective topics. In most cases, original work that remains relevant today has been complemented with updates. For example, the etiology of cluster headache remains elusive,

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