Medicine: Pain in the Head

"If one should search for the human ill which has manifested itself most widely during all times and among all peoples, there can be but little doubt that headache would attain this unenviable distinction," wrote Columbia University's Professor Henry Alsop Riley last week.* Therewith he presented a 116-page summary of what is known about "the most baffling and dramatic form of pain in the head"— migraine. Professor Riley and a half-dozen other able investigators† are trying to solve the problem, with the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation paying the expenses of the study....

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