Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

Thernstrom skillfully traces the concept of pain through history—from ancient Babylonia use of pain-banishing spells to modern day advances in brain imaging while she reveals the unclear and often puzzling nature of pain.  She adds interest throughout the book as she shares her personal perspectives on her life with pain, public stories, current medical research and insights other professional disciplines.



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Author(s) Thernstrom, M.
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