A Quantitative Assessment of Photophobia in Migraine and Tension Headache

  title={A Quantitative Assessment of Photophobia in Migraine and Tension Headache},
  author={Peter D. Drummond},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
  • P. Drummond
  • Published 1 October 1986
  • Geology, Psychology, Medicine
  • Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain

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