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The content of a book usually defines its audience, but in this case the definition is unclear. The sections dealing with basic neurophysiologic and psychologic mechanisms of pain provide for the clinician a succinct view of some of the major issues and current thinking in this area but are too brief and oversimplified to be of interest to research workers seeking an up-to-date view of the topic. Similarly, the chapters dealing with practical clinical problems are a good introduction for the nonclinician but are of insufficient depth and detail to be a practical guide for most clinicians.
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Pain Relief.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-913_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):913.
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