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What is the history of Cluster Headaches?

When was Cluster Headaches discovered? What is the story of this discovery? Was it coincidence or not?

History of Cluster Headaches
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I don't know

Posted May 21, 2017 by Pepe922 2000
I was told that no one was diagnosed with clusterheadaches in years gone by. People were treated in hospitals and given wrong medication

Posted Jun 3, 2017 by Maria 2001
I have read so much on Cluster Headaches that I am not certain where they originated but for decades has been misdiagnosed as migrains

Posted Jun 4, 2017 by Tim 2150
No have enough trouble dealing with my own

Posted Jun 11, 2017 by Jeff D 2000
You can find this here in Dutch: https://www.ntvg.nl/artikelen/medische-inzichten-omtrent-hoofdpijn-en-migraine-nederland-16e-19e-eeuw/volledig

Posted Aug 29, 2017 by Yoda 4292
London neurologist Wilfred Harris names the disease in 1926, but descriptions of the condition date to 1745 and possibly earlier. The condition was originally named Horton's cephalalgia after Bayard Taylor Horton, a US neurologist in 1939.

Posted Oct 26, 2017 by Lee-Alison 2000
Some key moments in cluster headache history can be found in this document;
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwHf09yeneJnLVg2bkgwQWM3YzQ/view?usp=sharing

Posted Nov 25, 2017 by Cindy 100
The first written records discussing cluster headaches were in the mid-1600s. At that time, the headaches were described by the intensity of the pain or given the name of the author describing them. Wilfred Harris, a British neurologist, was among the first to accurately describe the episodic nature of the headaches. Later, in 1939, Dr. Bayard Taylor Horton, a US neurologist, further described the characteristics of the severe headaches. For a while, they were known as Horton’s cephalalgia. By 1952, researchers fully understood the nature of cluster headaches and gave them the name still in use

Posted Feb 1, 2018 by Danny 3050
was separated from dementia in late 19th century but wrongly believed to be linked to a facial vascular disease

Posted Nov 7, 2018 by Oliver 3000
the first description of cluster headache was given by the London neurologist Wilfred Harris in 1926, who named the disease migrainous neuralgia.. nowadays CH

Posted Nov 7, 2018 by MC 2500
Wilfref Harris 1926 London

Posted May 16, 2019 by vasilis 2500
From Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_headache

Posted May 20, 2019 by Kendra 4550
I do not possess the clinical credentials, nor the data to support an answer to this question.

Posted Apr 13, 2020 by Larry 5050

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