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August 1982

Cluster Headache: Mechanisms and Management

Author Affiliations

Division of Neurology Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield, IL 62708

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(8):532. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510200074021

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This book represents the culmination of a prolonged study on the topic of cluster headache by Dr Kudrow, who is the founder of the California Headache Clinic and has spent a number of years in a practice that consists almost entirely of patients with headache. Dr Kudrow has thus been able to observe many patients with cluster headache. Through this book, he transmits the benefits and perspectives of a large experience with cluster headache to the medical community. The book is logically arranged, taking the reader through background, classification, epidemiologic factors, clinical characteristics, studies on heredity, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and, finally, treatment and management. Dr Kudrow presents in this book a wealth of information, including supporting and opposing views. In writing the book, Dr Kudrow injects a large measure of his own experience, and I must agree with the preface of Dr Donald Dalessio that this is one of the

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