Landmark Papers in Pain: Seminal Papers in Pain with Expert Commentaries

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Paul Farquhar-Smith, Pierre Beaulieu, Si n Jaggar
Oxford University Press, Aug 10, 2018 - Medical - 336 pages
Pain Medicine, a relatively new specialty, has proven increasingly relevant to medical practitioners in every field. The specialism of pain has emerged over the past 50 years, largely due to the persistence of experts and new medical evidence that points to its necessity. Today, it is a distinct and integral part of global medical practice. Landmark Papers in Pain offers a comprehensive inventory of over 80 key studies in pain medicine from the last 100 years. Each paper is accompanied by a concise commentary on the significance of the original findings written by an expert in pain. The reviews discuss how the paper influenced the development of the speciality, and how the findings have advanced our global comprehension of pain. Together, the selected papers and reviews chart the growth of an embryonic field into the modern speciality of pain medicine. Complied by leading specialists in the field, the papers included in this book are significant for any student, researcher, clinical practitioner, or medical historian interested in pain medicine. Organised into eight distinct topics and cross-referenced by topics and author of original paper, the book is comprehensive in its coverage and easy to use. A review of the contemporary and historical research that shaped the speciality of pain, Landmark Papers in Pain is essential reading for all medical practitioners with an interest in pain medicine.

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Section 1 Historical
Section 2 Firsts
Section 3 Science
Section 4 Clinical
Section 5 Mechanisms
Section 6 Neuropathic
Section 7 Psychosocial
Section 8 Genetics
Author Index
Subject Index

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Dr Paul Farquhar-Smith, MA, MB, BChirFRCA, PhD, FFPMRCA, FFICM, is at present a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK. He specialises in pain in cancer patients and survivors (post-surgical chronic pain, chemotherapy induced neuropathy), and anaesthesia for breast and reconstructive surgery.

Dr Pierre Beaulieu is at present a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology at Universit de Montr al in Canada. He specialises in the pharmacology and neurobiology of pain, the use of cannabinoids for treatment of pain, and in local anaesthetics

Dr Si n Jaggar is at present a Consultant in Anaesthesia at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK. She specialises in adult and paediatric cardiothoracic anaesthesia and pain relief. She has a particular interest in education as a tool to enhance understanding between different working groups. She is the Royal College deputy regional advisor for the North West Thames region and the lead for less than full time trainees in this region.

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