As far as I can determine, Tissot1 was the first to postulate a special relationship between migraine and epilepsy. He wrote that he had often seen convulsive movements of the muscles of the forehead, eyelids and face associated with migraine and that sometimes the convulsions involved the entire body. Observations of migraine and epilepsy in the same person led Parry,2 Liveing,3 Hare4 and Féré5 to believe that a special relationship existed between the two conditions. Féré supported this view by stating that he found migraine in the ascendants and descendants of persons with epilepsy; he also expressed the belief that ophthalmoplegic migraine was a sensory form of epilepsy. Wernicke,6 Spratling,7 Spiller,8 Flatau,9 Ulrich,10 Kowaleski,11 Buchanan12 and Krisch13 also held that a special relationship existed between migraine and epilepsy. Ely14 studied 104 patients with migraine and 171
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