List of FiguresAcknowledgmentsNote on Terminology and NamesChapter 1. Introduction: Programmed In?Chapter 2. The "Beating of Hammers": Classical and Medieval Approaches to HemicraniaChapter 3. "Take Housleeke, and Garden Wormes": Migraine Medicine in the Early Modern HouseholdChapter 4. A "Deadly Tormenting Megrym": Expanding Markets and Changing Meanings Chapter 5. "The Pain Was Very Much Relieved and She Slept": Gender and Patienthood in the Nineteenth Century Chapter 6. "As Sharp as If Drawn with Compasses": Victorian Vision, Men of Science, and the Making of Modern Migraine Chapter 7. "A Shower of Phosphenes": Twentieth-Century Stories and the Medical Uses of History Chapter 8. "Happy Hunting Ground": Conceptual Fragmentation and Medication in the Twentieth Century Chapter 9. "If I Could Harness Pain": The Migraine Art Competitions, 1980-1987 Chapter 10. ConclusionNotes 00Bibliography 00Index
A cultural, social, and medical history of migraine.
Social and medical historian Katherine Foxhall earned her PhD from the University of Warwick. She is the author of Health, Medicine, and the Sea: Australian Voyages c. 1815-1860.
In Migraine, Katherine Foxhall delivers a thorough and illuminating history of migraine that traces our endeavors to understand, treat and eliminate this painful condition we still know little about... Foxhall's history of migraine, unlike the self-help books, accommodates human complexity without scanting medicine's contributions to a condition that affects roughly 1 in 7 people on our planet. A lively, scholarly book about migraine, Foxhall's history is also a treatise on the human condition. -- Sibbie O'Sullivan * The Washington Post *