A Historical Review of Headaches: Who First Described Them and When did This Occur?

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Background

Headache is as old as human history and has been able to report, and the first descriptions were found in Greece and Mesopotamia.

Objective

Our objective was to know the date of the first description of ICHD‐3 headaches, with their respective author.

Methods

We searched for articles that addressed the historical aspects of primary and secondary headaches and painful cranial neuropathies.

Results

Twenty‐seven different headaches were analyzed according to the occurrence of their first description, with the respective author and country of origin.

Conclusions

The knowledge of the first description of ICHD‐3 headaches, with their respective author, showed us how and when the different headaches appeared over the years.

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