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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

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Edition First edition
 RIC  RB127 .T485 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  RB127 .T485 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  RB127 .T485 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 364 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note 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
Note 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
LC subject Pain -- Popular works
Mesh Subject Pain -- etiology -- Personal Narratives
Chronic Disease -- psychology -- Personal Narratives
Chronic Disease -- therapy -- Personal Narratives
Pain -- psychology -- Personal Narratives
Pain Management -- Personal Narratives
ISBN 9780865476813 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0865476810 (hardcover : alk. paper)