The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange visual hallucinations and distortions of space, time, and body image which migraineurs sometimes experience. Portrayals of these uncanny states have found their way into many works of art, from the heavenly visions of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Oliver Sacks argues that migraine cannot be understood simply as an illness, but must be viewed as a complex condition with a unique role to play in each individual's life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - WildMaggie - LibraryThing
Published in 1971, revised in 1991, in 2014 this technical in-depth treatment of the state of knowledge on migraines is terribly out of date. Perhaps it would be interesting as history of medicine or in a "Look what they thought in 1971!" kind of way. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KinnicChick - LibraryThing
If you are looking for a book that defines migraine in an almost textbook like manner, citing case studies, historical data, and the like, this very comprehensive tome does that and more. This is an ... Read full review