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Cephalalgia. 1995 Oct;15 Suppl 15:1-3.

The history of migraine from Mesopotamian to Medieval times.

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London Neurological Centre, UK.


The first descriptions of migraine can be traced back nearly 4,000 years from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia (Sumeria and Babylonia) through Egyptian, Greek and Roman epochs. Through Byzantine, Arabic and Medieval times there are only patchy references until the 17th century, when European physicians first gave full case reports.

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