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October 23, 1972

Research and Clinical Studies in Headache: An International Review

JAMA. 1972;222(4):492. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210040060033

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This book, trying to appeal to two divergent groups of readers, fails both of them because of a lack of direction. The editor has divided the volume into two parts: the first contains an adequate review of investigative procedures in headache, a summary of the differential diagnosis and treatment of cluster headache, and a very excellent discussion of the psychiatric aspects of cephalalgia, by Barolin. This portion of the book is well written and if embellished with additional material of the same type, would have made a sound text on headache. But these articles only scratch the surface and are not detailed enough for the researcher or extensive enough for a reference text.

The second portion of the book presents a group of selected papers given at the International Migraine-Headache Symposium in Florence in 1970. Most of the papers are a must for the serious student of headache. They fall