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Author Thernstrom, Melanie, 1964-

Title The pain chronicles : cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering / Melanie Thernstrom.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  616 T411    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 364 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Pain -- Popular works.
Pain -- etiology -- Personal Narratives.
Chronic Disease -- psychology -- Personal Narratives.
Chronic Disease -- therapy -- Personal Narratives.
Pain -- psychology -- Personal Narratives.
Pain -- therapy -- Personal Narratives.
ISBN 0865476810 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780865476813 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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