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The Pain Chronicles

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

by Melanie Thernstrom

Hardcover, 364 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $27 |

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

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Arguing that the American medical industry adheres to outdated pain-management practices that fail to bring effective relief to millions of patients, a history of pain management describes some of the colorful approaches of past cultures while offering reassuring profiles of available treatments.

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