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September 25, 1937

La migraine ophtalmique

JAMA. 1937;109(13):1069. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780390071042

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This pamphlet is one of a series on medical and surgical research and its application. In the introduction the authors maintain a broad and open attitude toward the etiology of ophthalmic migraine. The first chapter contains a brief history of the condition. The second chapter reviews the clinical side of the picture, evaluates the symptoms, their duration and evolution, the frequency of attack and the prognosis as to further crises. The third chapter discusses the pathogenesis of ophthalmic migraine. The local and general factor as to cause constitute the subject matter of the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter is headed "migrainous terrain" and discusses the relationship of the digestive function, anaphylaxis and intolerance, the neurovegetative system, the humoral state, the vascular tension and the psychic and the endocrine system. That portion of the chapter dealing with the vascular tension is replete with charts and illustrations indicating a comparison of general

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