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Why We Hurt The Natural History of Pain

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ISBN-10: 0156014033

ISBN-13: 9780156014038

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Frank T. Vertosick, Jr. Vertosick

List price: $23.95
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A top neurosurgeon and acclaimed author's unique and highly readable study of the paradox of pain, with fascinating anecdotes on childbirth, migraines, cancer, and more. Medical science has made brilliant discoveries over the last century but as any cancer patient can attest, it has yet to conquer, or even fully comprehend, pain. Beginning with his own battle against severe migraines, and citing numerous case studies of his patients, in Why We Hurt Dr. Frank Vertosick explains how pain evolved, and by highlighting the critical functions it serves, he helps us to understand its value. Well written, expertly researched, and movingly told, each chapter offers an amalgam of medicine, history,…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction: The Megaphone of God
Head Pains and Candy Canes
Slaying the Phantom
The Human Affliction
A Woman's War
The Horror
The Stigmata
Ancient Pains
A Megaphone Silenced
A Twilight Between Sleep and Death
The Shadowlands of Pain
The Agonies of the Crab
To Treat the Imagination
Epilogue: Climbing the Mountain