So much has been written on the apparent clinical relationship existing between idiopathic epilepsy and migraine that one hesitates to contribute anything more to the literature lest one overburden the medical reader. In offering this statistical study, I am fully aware that the same ground has been covered comprehensively by other observers, but I feel that some points of interest may be brought out that have not appeared in other contributions, owing to the fact that the statistics utilized have been derived entirely from records of private patients, and not from those of public or charitable institutions.
For many years I have been especially interested in the hereditary and clinical relationships apparently existing between the two diseases or syndromes. As a result, much care has been taken in obtaining ample and searching histories.
For the purpose of this article, I have utilized the clinical histories of 104 persons suffering from
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