Headache classification and the Bible: Was St Paul's thorn in the flesh migraine?

@article{Goebel1995HeadacheCA,
  title={Headache classification and the Bible: Was St Paul's thorn in the flesh migraine?},
  author={Hartmut Goebel and Hansruedi Isler and H P Hasenfratz},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={1995},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={180-1}
}
The conversion of Saul to Paul was a major event in the history of Western culture. Compared with its impact, any medical comments may seem redundant, but they have kept their place in the literature for many centuries. The flashing light that caused Saul to fall is often explained as solar retinopathy or keratitis, a seizure, or even a hysterical fit. These interpretations propose either a trivial injury or disease that would interfere with mental health. Neither version is quite compatible… CONTINUE READING