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June 22, 1935

Les migraines: Etude pathogénique, clinique et thérapeutique

JAMA. 1935;104(25):2292. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760250070031

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This book closely resembles in its appearance and system of handling the various divisions of the subject in the monograph on urticaria written by Pasteur Vallery-Radot and Lucien Rouques in 1930. After a brief historical introduction there is an excellent description of the various forms of migraine, including ophthalmic, simple, associated and certain unusual forms. This is followed by a long chapter on the pathogenesis in which various theories, such as spasms of cerebral blood vessels and sympathetic irritation, are discussed. The next chapter deals with studies of the blood and biologic researches, both during and between attacks. The fifth chapter treats the etiologic factors. After discussing heredity and endocrinology in relation to migraine, the authors spend considerable time on biliary migraine, which, they believe, is an extremely common form of migraine and for which they prescribe quite enthusiastically repeated duodenal drainage after the fashion of Lyon. The authors are

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