by Oliver Sacks - £9.99 Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2012)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780330526142 | ISBN 10: 0330526146
Migraine is an age-old – the first recorded instances date back over two thousand years – and often debilitating condition, affecting a ‘substantial minority’ of the population across the globe. In this book, Oliver Sacks offers at once a medical account of its occurrence and management; an exploration of its physical, physiological, and psychological underpinnings and consequences; and a meditation on the nature and experience of health and illness.
"A mine of treasures, a source of visions, a microcosm of human experience and suffering, the philosopher’s stone: Migraine is a remarkable achievement"
"Migraine is full of those wondrous insights that have made Oliver Sacks the most accessible and at the same time the most magisterial of doctors"
(Anita Brookner, Spectator)
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