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The Pain & Therapy Bibliography, Record ID 4882

Scratching an itch through the scalp to the brain


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This is a particularly wonderful article, which uses a fascinating and awful medical story — about a woman who scratched through her skull — to make an important and interesting point about how pain works. This is a point that a lot of us are making in a lot of different ways, and more all the time, but this is the best I’ve seen yet: great storytelling and superb reasoning, from one of the best medical writers alive today.


item type
an article on a website
author
Atul Gawande
link
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/06/30/080630fa_fact_gawande?cu [snip!]
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journal
NewYorker.com
year
2012
month
May 9