An 18th century understanding of migraine - Samuel Tissot (1728-1797)

Eadie, M. J. (2003) An 18th century understanding of migraine - Samuel Tissot (1728-1797). Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 10 4: 414-419. doi:10.1016/S0967-5868(03)00067-5

Author Eadie, M. J.
Title An 18th century understanding of migraine - Samuel Tissot (1728-1797)
Journal name Journal of Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0967-5868
Publication date 2003-07-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/S0967-5868(03)00067-5
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 414
End page 419
Total pages 6
Editor A. H. Kaye
S. Davis
Place of publication Edinburgh, U.K.
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject C1
320502 Basic Pharmacology
730104 Nervous system and disorders
Abstract During the period 1778-1780 the Swiss physician Samuel A A D Tissot (1728-1797) published his Traite des nerfs et de leur maladies, a work which continued to be available and widely influential until at least the middle of the following century. It contained a long chapter dealing with migraine, based on the earlier literature on the topic and on Tissot's own clinical experience. The work appeared at the beginning of the modern era of interest in migraine, and provided the first reasonably adequate and systematic account of the disorder to become widely available. Its descriptions of migraine phenomena have an enduring validity, though Tissot's ideas on the pathogenesis of the disorder, viz. that it usually arose from stomach disturbance, were not founded on satisfactory evidence and are long since superseded. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Q-Index Code C1

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