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The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange visual hallucinations and distortions of space, time, and body image which migraineurs sometimes experience. Portrayals of these uncanny states have found their way into many works of art, from the heavenly visions of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Oliver Sacks argues that migraine cannot be understood simply as an illness, but must be viewed as a complex condition with a unique role to play in each individual's life.

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"Written by one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century, Migraine...should be read as much for its brilliant insights into the nature of our mental functioning as for its discussion of the migraine." The New York Times Book Review

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"Balanced, authoritative...brilliant." The London Times

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"I am sure...that any layman who is interested in the relation between the body and mind...will find the book as fascinating as I have." W. H. Auden, The New York Review of Books

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-327) and index.

About the Author

Oliver Sacks lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780375704062
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Neurology
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Migraine
Subject:
Sacks, Oliver W
Subject:
Neurology - General
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Subject:
medicine;neurology;psychology;migraine;science;non-fiction;health;neuroscience;medical;migraines;headaches;popular science;brain;psychiatry;disease;biology;headache
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PAGE COLOR INSERT
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.74 in. .77 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375704062 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Written by one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century, Migraine...should be read as much for its brilliant insights into the nature of our mental functioning as for its discussion of the migraine."
"Review" by , "Balanced, authoritative...brilliant."
"Review" by , "I am sure...that any layman who is interested in the relation between the body and mind...will find the book as fascinating as I have."
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