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The story of pain : from prayer to painkillers

Author: Joanna Bourke
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everyone knows what is feels like to be in pain. Scraped knees, toothaches, migraines, giving birth, cancer, heart attacks, and heartaches: pain permeates our entire lives. We also witness other people - loved ones - suffering, and we 'feel with' them. It is easy to assume this is the end of the story: 'pain-is-pain-is-pain', and that is all there is to say. But it is not. In fact, the way in which people respond to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Bourke, Joanna, 1963
The story of pain
Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2014
X, 396 S.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Bourke
ISBN: 9780191003547 0191003549 9781306549226 1306549221 9780199689422 0199689423
OCLC Number: 1018218363
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. - PDF title page (viewed April 4, 2014).
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (x, 396 Seiten)
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Estrangement ; 3. Metaphor ; 4. Religion ; 5. Diagnosis ; 6. Gesture ; 7. Sentience ; 8. Sympathy ; 9. Pain Relief
Responsibility: Joanna Bourke.

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The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century. Prize-winning historian Joanna Bourke charts how our understanding of pain (and how to cope with it) has changed completely over the last  Read more...

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Joanna Bourke has drawn a fascinating picture of pain from a very broad perspective both in terms of time and in the sources she uses. We see how attitudes to pain have changed over the centuries and Read more...

 
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