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    Description'A mine of treasures, a source of visions, a microcosm of human experience and suffering, the philosopher's stone: Migraine is a remarkable achievement' Sunday Telegraph Migraine is an age-old -- the first recorded instances date back over two thousand years -- and often debilitating condition, affecting a 'substantial minority' of the population across the globe. In this book, Oliver Sacks offers at once a medical account of its occurrence and management; an exploration of its physical, physiological, and psychological underpinnings and consequences; and a meditation on the nature and experience of health and illness. 'It delves into the workings of the brain with brilliant complexity, and should be required reading for migraine sufferers or those with an intellectual bent' Cosmopolitan 'Migraine is full of those wondrous insights that have made Oliver Sacks the most accessible and at the same time the most magisterial of doctors' Anita Brookner, Spectator 'Written with Sacks's customary insight and grace, no book has helped me understand more about the mind-body connection' Hilary Mantel, Mail on Sunday


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    Title
    Migraine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 310 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330526142
    ISBN 10: 0330526146
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    BIC subject category V2: VFJB, MJN, VFD
    Libri: ENGM4550
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26910
    BISAC V2.8: MED056000, HEA039000
    DC22: 616.84912
    Libri: KOPF6000, P0041493, SCHM2854
    Thema V1.0: VFJB, VFD, MKJ
    Edition statement
    New edition.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    10 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film) and Musicophilia. Born in London and educated at Oxford, he now lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. For more information, visit www.oliversacks.com
    Review quote
    "Balanced, authoritative . . . brilliant." --"The London Times""Written by one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century, Migraine . . . should be read as much for its brilliant insights into the nature of our mental functioning as for its discussion of the migraine." --"The New York Times Book Review""I am sure . . . that any layman who is interested in the relation between the body and mind . . . will find the book as fascinating as I have." --W. H. Auden, "The New York Review of Books""Oliver Sacks's commentary is so erudite, so gracefully written, that even those people fortunate enough never to have had a migraine in their lives should find it equally compelling." -- "The New York Times"