Medicine: B1 for Migraine

The blinding, throbbing, lacerating pains of migraine headache, long a baffling problem to physicians, can now be controiled by injections of vitamin B<sub>1</sub>. This new treatment was discussed last week by Dr. Harold Dean Palmer of the Pennsylvania Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases.

Doctors know little about migraine except that it runs in families, may be caused by many conditions, ranging from nervous excitement to allergy for certain foods, such as eggs or chocolate. The headaches may come on every day or once a year; Dr. Palmer himself suffered three attacks every week for many years. Characteristic symptom of migraine is...