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    DescriptionBalanced, 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 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 which 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 that 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. 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


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    Title
    Migraine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver W Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375704062
    ISBN 10: 037570406X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MJN, JMM
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    BISAC V2.8: HEA039110
    DC21: 616.857
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000, MED056000
    B&T Approval Code: N67364200
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 616.8/57
    LC classification: RC392 .S33 1999
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.857
    Thema V1.0: JMM, MKJ
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised, Expanded
    Illustrations note
    8 PAGE COLOR INSERT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    05 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Oliver Sacks lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "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
    Back cover copy
    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 which 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 that 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.
    Flap copy
    "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 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 which 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 that 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. "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