(1) The present stato of our knowledge with regard to the
mechanism of head pain has been critically reviewed.
(2) The incidence of the symptom headache amongst the
general population has been investigated. By far the largest
number of cases fall into the group of fibrositic or rheumatic
headache, 87% of this series. Eye strain and psychoneurosis
are relatively uncommon causes of' head pain.
(3) The fibrositic headache has been investigated and
the symptomology described in detail from the examination of the
notes of one hundred cases.
(4) What is believed to be a previously unrecognised
cause of tinnitus has been described.
(5) Other concomitant symptoms, giddiness, nausea and
vomiting and psychopathic manifestations have been discussed.
(6) The importance of an early and correct diagnosis
(7) The treatment of the condition is discussed.