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Migraine Art The Migraine Experience from Within

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ISBN-10: 1556436726

ISBN-13: 9781556436727

Edition: 2008

Authors: Derek Robinson, Klaus Podoll, Oliver Sacks

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Outsider art is generally narrowly defined as simply the spontaneous work of unschooled, obsessive people, often religious fanatics, prisoners, and mental patients. But there are many variations, one of the more unusual of which is the subject ofMigraine Art.Pharmaceutical executive Derek Robinson pioneered the field in 1973 when he solicited graphic material for an ad campaign promoting a new drug for migraine prevention. This inspired public competitions in the 1980s encouraging artists, amateur and professional, to illustrate the pain, the visual disturbances, and the effects migraine had on their lives.Migraine Artcollects outstanding examples of such work, along with descriptions of…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.476
Language: English

Klaus Podoll, MD, is a neurologist and psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Coeditor in chief of theMigraine Aura Foundationwebsite, he lives in Aachen. Derek Robinson was a career marketing executive for Beohringer Ingelheim Limited. He died in 2001 at age 83.

Oliver Wolf Sacks is a neurologist and writer. He was born in London, England on July 9, 1933. Sacks earned his medical degree at Oxford University and performed his internship at Middlesex Hospital in London and Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He completed his residency at UCLA. In 1965, Sacks became a clinical neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Beth Abraham Hospital. He also worked with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Sacks' work in a Bronx charity hospital led him to write the book Awakenings in 1973. The book inspired a play by Harold Pinter and became a film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Sacks was also elected a fellow of the American Academy…