It’s on my wish list this Christmas. Check it out! This book, entitled Headache Through the Ages, was published this past August. It was written by Dr Seymour Diamond and Mary A Franklin. Of course, Dr Diamond is a well known headache specialist in the USA. Mary Franklin is a long time staff member at the Diamond Headache Clinic. She also worked with Diamond on Conquering Your Migraine.
Now we all know that lots of famous people have suffered from headaches and migraine attacks. This book gives you a sweeping view of history. How did people deal with their symptoms in the past? How did the great artists, writers, and poets express their struggles through their art? How have the headache sufferers of ancient Assyria, or Victorian England influence our modern culture? These are people who haven’t endured in silence, but have left a legacy for the whole world.
So raise up your head and be aware that if you’re a migraineur or headache sufferer, you’re in respectable company. I think this would be a neat Christmas gift. Now I see over at the National Headache Foundation that they were actually preselling autographed copies. You might be wise to double check if that deal is still available now that the book is out. If so, the book will make an even more unique gift. It’s on my list!