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Review: The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

User Review  - Peggy Hamann - Goodreads

This book delves deep into the history of pain, what may or may not cause it , and how it is treated and perceived by different cultures. being a chronic pain person, I really enjoyed learning about this topic and I have suggested it to a couple of my personal physicians as well! Read full review

Review: The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

User Review  - Allyson - Goodreads

I really loved this book, although initially I was inpatient with her self portrayal and unwillingness to accept her pain & seek interventions. But as she so eloquently details throughout her thought ... Read full review

Review: The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

User Review  - Julie Hilden - Goodreads

Melanie Thernstrom has written brilliant books before -- such as her examination of a murder/suicide at Harvard -- but this may be her very best. I've also very much enjoyed her frequent New York ... Read full review

Review: The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

User Review  - Pamela - Goodreads

This book convinced me of the physiological basis of chronic pain syndrome, which I'm embarrassed to say I didn't quite accept before. Thernstrom is lucid and persuasive about the way a one-time ... Read full review


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