November/December 2013—In 1672, Thomas Willis provided the first description of chronic migraine (CM) when he reported the
case of the philosopher, Anne, Viscountess Conway, who was also treated by William Harvey and
Robert Boyle without success.1-4 Has our treatment of chronic migraine since improved?
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