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The Management of Pain

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Second edition. By Bonica John J.. , with collaboration of Loeser John D., Chapman C. Richard, Fordyce Wilbert E.. . Two volumes. 2120 pages. Lea and Febiger; , Philadelphia: , 1990.. $225.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(7):562. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-7-562_2
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Despite the concern of physicians to relieve their patients' suffering, the treatment of pain and other symptoms became relatively neglected in the twentieth century as clinicians focused on specific diseases and their structural basis. The recent resurgence of interest in the physiology and treatment of pain is largely attributable to the work of John Bonica, an anesthesiologist whose achievements include the development of the multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with pain, the founding of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the training of many of the present leaders in pain research and treatment. Dr. Bonica's first edition




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