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Textbook of Pain.

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Edited by Wall P. D., Melzack R.. . Churchill Livingstone; , New York: 1984.. 866 pages. $130.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(3):502. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-108-3-502_11
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An exhaustive textbook on the neurophysiologic basis of pain, pain associated with soft-tissue and peripheral damage, deep and visceral pain, pain associated with nerve and root damage, pain of carcinoma, and central nervous system pain. The closing but extensive section on treatment covers pharmacologic control, local blockade, surgical approaches, stimulation methods, physiotherapy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and psychotherapy. The final chapter is on litigation. Heavily illustrated and thoroughly referenced. Detailed subject index.


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