One of the most common and most ancient of neurological diseases is headache, particularly migraine. The history of this disorder can be traced from the time of ancient Mesopotamia through all of history to modern times. It is not surprising, then, that migraine has subsequently been portrayed in medicine more fully than any other malady.
Because of this, we believed it necessary to include a representative work on this subject in our Classics of Neurology & Neurosurgery Library. Though Liveing’s sole publication, it was a highly esteemed work that upon its initial publication, was received as “a valuable contribution to scientific medicine and was a testimonial to the originality and industry of its author.”