Chapter

Introduction

Merton Sandler

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780192618108
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191724305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0001
Introduction

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Migraine is a crippling illness for those who suffer. Despite the ‘background noise’, there has also been considerable and valuable research effort in this field — if one combs the literature hard enough to find it. Even so, the international migraine scene tends to be dominated by large set-piece meetings, weak on innovative science, and strong on drug-trial reports. This approach may be good for the market analysts but does little for our understanding of migraine. The Migraine Trust therefore decided that a ‘brain-storming’ type of meeting might be timely, to try to decide what path precisely future directions might follow.

Keywords: migraine; individual suffering; morbidity; drug-trial reports; innovative science; illness

Chapter.  1129 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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