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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 that 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 the 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.  

Cover design by Cardon Webb; author photograph © Elena Seibert; cover illustration from The Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery (2005 TASCHEN GmbH, Hohenzollernring 53, D-50672 Köln).

©1992 Oliver Sacks (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Migraine is basically a text book about symptoms of migraine. There are a few things that were new and interesting to me, but basically it's a long rambling statement about the endless variety of symptoms that sufferers experience. I'm a huge fan of Oliver Sacks, but this one was fairly disappointing.

Jonathan Davis' narration was excellent.

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