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February 1950


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(2):196-204. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020217005

THE COMMONEST type of chronic headache encountered in eye, ear, nose and throat practice is the so-called indurative (cervical myalgic) headache. There is little wonder that many ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists are not familiar with the condition, since few articles about the subject have appeared in the literature of these specialties. The rarer but more spectacular types of headaches or neuralgias seem to have obtained the greatest emphasis. Knowledge of this condition is especially important to ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists, since it can be diagnosed in almost every day of practice. Some of you may have had the same experience with patients with headache, or symptoms of sinus disease, in whom the absence of significant findings was extremely disconcerting after extensive investigations with all the methods at our disposal. Instead of relieving these patients at the end of such an intensive survey by assurances of lack of disease, they may be more