Migraine: A History

“the most comprehensive, well-researched, and in-depth history of migraine in existence”.

Joanna Kempner, Rutgers University, author of Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

“fascinating and very well-written”

Matthew Smith, University of Strathclyde, author of Another Person’s Poison: A History of Food Allergy

“an enthralling story… a must-read for migraine sufferers as well as their physicians and friends.”

Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck, University of London, author of The Story of Pain: From Prayers to Painkillers

“amplifies the voices of people who for too long have been silenced and doubted.”

Daniel S. Goldberg, University of Colorado, author of Public Health Ethics and the Social Determinants of Health

Academic Articles and Chapters

K. Foxhall (2017) White Men in Quarantine: Disease, Race, Commerce and Mobility in the Pacific, 1872. Australian Historical Studies 48 (2). Open Access. DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2017.1293704

K. Foxhall (2016) Digital Narratives: Four Hits in the History of Migraine. In M. Jackson (ed.) The Routledge History of Disease. Routledge, pp. 512-528.

K. Foxhall (2014) Making Modern Migraine Medieval: Men of Science, Hildegard of Bingen and the Life of a Retrospective Diagnosis. Medical History: devoted to the history and bibliography of medicine and the related sciences, 58 (3), pp. 354-374. Open Access. DOI:10.1017/mdh.2014.28

K. Foxhall (2013) The Colonial Travels and Travails of Smallpox Vaccine c. 1820-1840. In: H. Marland and C. Cox (eds.) Migration, Health and Ethnicity in the Modern World. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 83-103.

K. Foxhall (2011) Fever, Immigration and Quarantine in New South Wales, 1837-1840. Social History of Medicine, 24 (3), pp. 624-642. Open Access. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkq109

K. Foxhall (2011) From Convicts to Colonists: The Health of Prisoners & the Voyage to Australia, 1823–53. Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History, 39(1), pp. 1-19. Open Access. DOI 10.1080/03086534.2011.543793

Health, Medicine and the Sea: Australian Voyages, c. 1815-1860 (Manchester University Press, 2012)

“a triumph”.
— Alison Bashford, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

“A fascinating history, providing a perceptive analysis”.

Alexander Cameron-Smith, Social History of Medicine

“an excellent and persuasive work”.

Zoe Laidlaw, English Historical Review