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Complications: a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science

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a chapter in a book
Atul Gawande
The Pain Perplex
Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt
p. 115–129
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Gawande’s entire book is worth reading, but his chapter on pain physiology is certainly the best summary of the subject I have ever read, and a terrific reminder that good writing for a general audience can be just as illuminating for professionals. Anyone struggling with a pain problem should buy the book for this chapter alone, though you are likely to enjoy the whole thing.

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