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J R Soc Med. 2002 October; 95(10): 525.
PMCID: PMC1279194

Inspired by migraine

The paper by Dr Podoll and Ms Ayles (August 2002 JRSM1) reminds me of a slide of Turner's Venice (Figure 1) that, rather disingenuously, I used for years to illustrate the visual symptoms of migraine. But did Turner actually suffer from migraine?

Figure 1
The Piazzetta, Venice. JMW Turner. Reproduced by permission, National Galleries of Scotland


1. Podoll K, Ayles D. Inspired by migraine: Sarah Raphael's ‘Strip!’ paintings. J R Soc Med 2002;95: 417-19 [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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