Migraine headaches

03 Oct 1994 12:02

Neurology. And religion. Cures (dammit, I need one). Trepanning - cutting a hole in the skull - was apparently tried in pre-historic times. Hildegard of Bingen was a medieval nun who apparently had migraines, and took the auras which preceded them for visions - a curious case, made more so by her canonization by some twentieth-century feminists. (I don't see auras. I just want to curl up into a little ball of silent misery in the dark.) Reading: Oliver Sacks, Migraines.