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Migraine Summary
Oliver Sacks

Everything you need to understand or teach Migraine by Oliver Sacks.

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Migraine Summary

Plot Summary

The author, Oliver Sacks, is a clinician and physician who has, over the course of his career, observed many patients with various manifestations of migraines. One of the most important aspects of the migraine, according to Sacks, is that the symptoms are so varied that there is a great potential for misdiagnosis.

Sacks identifies "common" and "classic" migraines. While the word "migraine" has become synonymous with "headache," Sacks points out that some patients have no headache at all. Others may have a headache but may lose sight of that pain in the midst of other symptoms. Among the most common symptoms is a tendency toward nausea. This is sometimes the course for relief and Sacks cites one patient who finds relief only after vomiting, so that the man seeks t his relief as soon as possible after the onset of the migraine.

Hallucinations are another part of the...

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