Painful Yarns: Metaphors & Stories to Help Understand the Biology of Pain

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Painful Yarns., 2007 - Pain - 113 pages
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This much anticipated collection of stories, written by Oxford University Fellow and Pain Scientist, Dr GL Moseley, provides an entertaining and informative way to understand modern pain biology. Described by critics as 'a gem' and by clinicians as 'entertaining and educative', Painful Yarns is a unique book. The stories, some of his travels in outback Australia, some of experiences growing up, are great yarns. At the end of each story, there is a section "so what has this got to do with pain?" in which Lorimer uses the story as a metaphor for some aspect of pain biology. The level of the pain education is appropriate for patients and health professionals. The entertainment is good for everyone. You don't have to be interested in pain to get something from this book and a laugh or two!
 

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introduction
4
nigels superskoda 110
5
crazy kivins brush with death
13
seeing is believing
25
the thirsty idiots
39
twonames the magic button
47
scratchy the boring talker the snake bite stories
57
mr hammerhead shark
69
ant fettuccine
77
dustys bum crack
83
ornithology amazing grace
91
the hino story
97
references further reading
105
call for stories
111
about the author
113
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