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December 21, 1994

The Headaches

Author Affiliations

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

 

edited by Jes Olesen, Peer Tfelt-Hansen, and K. M. A. Welch, 894 pp, with illus, $165, ISBN 0-7817-0069-8, New York, NY, Raven Press, 1993.

JAMA. 1994;272(23):1869. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520230079044
Abstract

In an information age, comprehensive information is precisely what you get in The Headaches. This multiauthored book skillfully draws upon the international community to derive its broad base of authoritative knowledge. By design, most of the chapters are coauthored by specialists from different centers, which in many cases also span different continents. In our continuous search to understand and treat the problem of headaches, this book truly brings the investigations and analysis to an exciting new level.

Starting with a historical background of headaches, the first section attributes the initial migraine headache description to Aretaios of Kappadokia in the first century AD. From there the author traces the documentation of headaches through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and finally into the 20th century through the current classic text Headaches and Other Head Pain, by H. G. Wolff. Background information is subsequently followed by part 2's discussions of applied anatomy, physiology,

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