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In this monograph the author has brought together the various disease-pictures commonly called migraine, and treated them under one heading. He discusses the subject under (1) the vulgar or simple, (2) the ophthalmic, (3) the epileptic, (4) the psychic, (5) the ophthalmoplegic, (6) the facioplegic varieties of migraine. Though based on the literature of the world, the monograph is not mere compilation. On the contrary, the author has views of his own; for instance, he does not hesitate to infer a relation between migraine and epilepsy. Among the 500 cases of migraine which he had observed he found thirty-six with epilepsy either as an equivalent or as a complication. In the majority of his cases migraine occurred before the epilepsy developed and with its appearance the attacks of migraine either became less frequent or entirely disappeared. Further, he states, the more nearly symptoms approximate to the ophthalmic variety, the more likelihood is
Die Migräne.. JAMA. 1912;LIX(24):2179-2180. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270120164036