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The surgical treatment of migraine

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7285.526/a (Published 3 March 2001)
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  1. Walter Whitehead, consulting surgeon
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary (BMJ 1901:i:335)

    During the last five and twenty years I have never failed to treat successfully the most inveterate and severe cases of migraine by the introduction of an ordinary tape seton through the skin at the back of the neck.

    My last case, and the one which has induced me to make this communication, is that of a lady who has never for the last six years escaped many weeks without “a brain storm” of such severity that …

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