Louis E. LIEDER
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Headache is a common symptom in all branches of medicine. Spriggs1 studied the records of 4,796 consecutive patients and found that 500 (10 per cent) complained of headache as a major symptom. Despite this frequency in incidence, little is done in the way of specific treatment for these patients. Before adequate therapy can be instituted, it is essential that proper classification of the type of headache be made and that organic lesions, if present, be discovered.
It is the purpose of this paper to limit my discussion of headache to that of histaminic cephalalgia and migraine, and to point out
LIEDER LE. HISTAMINIC CEPHALALGIA AND MIGRAINE1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:752–759. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-5-752
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