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Migraine: A History

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For centuries, people have talked of a powerful bodily disorder called migraine, which currently affects about a billion people around the world. Yet until now, the rich history of this condition has barely been told.

In Migraine, award-winning historian Katherine Foxhall reveals the ideas and methods that ordinary people and medical professionals have used to describe, exp
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Tucker
Aug 22, 2019 marked it as review-copies-to-read

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Jane
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The cover intrigued me, I always felt it was black when a migraine came on or maybe it was a darkened room. I found this a topic that is talked about a lot, many people suffer from this, but I had not come across such a comprehensive and concise book written about this. The artwork on page 87 sums it up perfectly. This book explores so many theories from Wolff in the late 40s describing this as an inability to adap
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Emily
I've read a number of medical histories and this was the most readable. As a migraine sufferer, I was the most engaged with this, but some of the histories I've read in the past have been difficult going. Despite this, the average migraine sufferer likely isn't going to pick up Foxhall's book, but for the curious reader it holds many wonders about an illness known in some ways for multiple millennia. Katherine Foxhall uses a feminist approach to give voice and witness to the experience of migrai ...more
Wendy
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: migraine, health
If you want a very in-depth look at how migraines have been portrayed in the medical literature and case reports dating from ancient times to the present, this book is for you. I got a bit bogged down sometimes with so much detail, but I found the sections on more recent history very interesting.
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