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Migraine - Oliver Sacks
Migraine
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375704062 (037570406X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Osho
Osho rated it
3.5 Hallucinations
Enjoyable, as Sacks always is, but more episodic than some, with modular chapters that don't really build on each other. Sacks here identifies and characterizes a variety of processes, ailments, damage, and poisons that can lead to different forms of hallucination (with a delusion or two thrown in f...
jennifer mills
jennifer mills rated it
3.0 Migraine
More clinical than later books, so dense, but full of wonders.
Ko
Ko rated it
4.0 Migraine: The Evolution of a Common Disorder
Some interesting stuff, and I loved the migraine art, but so far, not much I didn't already know.
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