Medicine: Pain Above the Neck

Headache is not a disease but a symptom. Like a heavy hammer beating on the temples, headache plays a chorus to an almost limitless number of ailments, can be caused by infections, high blood pressure, bad ventilation, brain concussion, intoxication. Last week, at New York's Academy of Medicine, authorities on headaches discussed recent research:

Dr. Harold George Wolff, who has researched ten years of headaches at New York Hospital, explained their mechanical causes. No matter how a sufferer may feel, the ache is never in the brain itself. Brain tissue, a grey and...

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