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Groopman, writing from personal experience with chronic back pain and a spinal fusion surgery, discusses back pain as intelligently as any medical expert I’ve come across, but he does so in a way that will fascinate patients. In this chapter, his discussion of back pain is placed in the context of how medical thinking is influenced by marketing and money, giving us a somewhat chilling insiders’ view of the surgical treatment of back pain.


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a chapter in a book
author
Jerome Groopman
 
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chapter
Marketing, Money, and Medical Decisions
publisher
Houghton Mifflin
year
2007

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