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July 1989


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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(7):967. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020029018

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Although ophthalmologists may be surprised to see a book with this title reviewed in the Archives of Ophthalmology, this particular monograph's general excellence and attention to detail make it an important reference for all clinicians. The ophthalmologist is frequently the first physician to see a patient who is complaining of periorbital pain or the visual manifestations of a migraine. This is a superb, single-authored text on the myriad of headache syndromes, their clinical aspects, theories of pathogenesis, and methods of treatment. It is the second edition of a book first published only 8 years ago, but it has been almost entirely rewritten, attesting to the veritable explosion of information on this subject that has occurred in the neuroscience community.

"... a superb, single-authored text on the myriad of headache syndromes..."

The first chapter provides an overview with a historical perspective of the classic theories of pathogenesis, including the comfortable concept of

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