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The Pain Chronicles

Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering
Thernstrom, Melanie (Book - 2010 )
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Interweaving first-person reflections on her own battle with chronic pain, incisive reportage from leading-edge pain clinics and medical research, and insights from a wide range of disciplines--science, history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, literature, and art--Thernstrom shows that when dealing with pain we are neither as advanced as we imagine nor as helpless as we may fear.
Authors: Thernstrom, Melanie, 1964-
Title: The pain chronicles
cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 364 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Melanie Thernstrom
Contents: The vale of pain, the veil of pain : pain as metaphor
The spell of surgical sleep : pain as history
Terrible alchemy : pain as disease
Finding a voice : pain as narrative
To cure the mind : pain as perception
Summary: Interweaving first-person reflections on her own battle with chronic pain, incisive reportage from leading-edge pain clinics and medical research, and insights from a wide range of disciplines--science, history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, literature, and art--Thernstrom shows that when dealing with pain we are neither as advanced as we imagine nor as helpless as we may fear.
ISBN: 0865476810
9780865476813
Branch Call Number: 616.0472 T411p 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Pain Popular works
Topical Term: Pain
LCCN: 2010002390
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