SACKS, Oliver. Migraine. Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford: University of California Press, 1992.
8vo. Original printed card wrappers; pp. [vi], vii-xxiii, [i], 338, [vi]: with numerous illustrations in the text; author's gift inscription in purple felt pen to half-title; very light rubbing to extremities, with one small horizontal crease to spine; else a near-fine copy.
First paperback edition thus, inscribed: 'For David & Lili, With loving best wishes for the New Year - New Years Day 1993. Oliver.' The recipients were his brother and sister-in-law.
This, Sacks's first work, presents readers with a deep-dive into the biology of the migraine. Sacks unknits the common connotations associated with migraines, which cause widespread suffering, and not only analyses the biological basis behind them, but also details some therapeutic approaches to dealing with migraines. There are a number of line drawings by Mrs Audrey Besterman throughout.