Social and medical historian Katherine Foxhall earned her PhD from the University of Warwick. She is the author of Health, Medicine, and the Sea: Australian Voyages c. 1815-1860.
I had not come across such a comprehensive and concise book written about [migraine] . . . This should be on the student nurse and doctor reading list and any clinician caring for patients as this is important to understand migraines and the journey along the way - we are still learning. -- Jane Brown, Urgent Care Division, Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust * Nursing Times * Katherine Foxhall's book, Migraine: A History, is a remarkable volume on migraine and its history from the second to the 21st century . . . Written by a historian with an open mind to all aspects of migraine and medical history, the book stands alone as a current best historical work on the subject . . . For anyone with any interest in migraine, this is a must-read, and one that will be rewarded with compelling erudition, and the knowledge that the history of migraine matters a lot. I recommend it highly. -- R. Allan Purdy, MD, FRCPC, Division of Neurology, Dalhousie University * Brain: A Journal of Neurology * In Migraine, Katherine Foxhall delivers a thorough and illuminating history of migraine that traces our endeavors to understand, treat and eliminate this painful condition we still know little about . . . Foxhall's history of migraine, unlike the self-help books, accommodates human complexity without scanting medicine's contributions to a condition that affects roughly 1 in 7 people on our planet. A lively, scholarly book about migraine, Foxhall's history is also a treatise on the human condition. -- Sibbie O'Sullivan * The Washington Post *