Headaches in antiquity and during the early scientific era

@article{Magiorkinis2009HeadachesIA,
  title={Headaches in antiquity and during the early scientific era},
  author={Emmanouil Magiorkinis and Aristidis Diamantis and Dimos-Dimitrios D Mitsikostas and Georges Androutsos},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={256},
  pages={1215-1220}
}
This paper presents the evolution of ideas on headache symptoms from antiquity through the 19th century. A thorough study of texts, medical books and reports along with a review of the available literature in PubMed was undertaken: observations on headaches date back nearly 4,000 years to the ritual texts of Mesopotamia. Nicolaes Tulp, Thomas Willis and Gerhard van Swieten also made important contributions on various forms of headaches in the 17th and 18th centuries. Edward Liveing and William… CONTINUE READING

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