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Author Dormandy, Thomas.
Title The worst of evils : the fight against pain / Thomas Dormandy.
Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 11  616 D    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 547 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-527) and index.
Contents A gift of the gods -- The grape and the poppy -- Roots, barks, fruit, and leaves -- Pain denied -- Pain ignored -- The heresies -- Healing and holiness -- Islam -- The age of the cathedrals -- Pain exalted -- Rebirth, rediscovery, and reform -- Going to war -- Foundations -- Heavenly dreams -- Animal magnetism -- Pneumatic medicine -- Laughing gas -- The terror of the knife -- Hospital disease -- To the threshold -- A gentleman from the South -- "This Yankee dodge" -- In Gower Street -- And beyond -- Chloroform -- The shape of dreams -- Mr. Anaesthetist -- Conflicting views -- The rights of pain -- Who needs an anaesthetic? -- The new physiology -- The new pathology -- The acute abdomen -- Old drugs, new drugs -- The bark of the willow -- Cocaine -- High Victorian pain -- The power of pain control -- Seminal years -- The gift of St. Barbara -- Tic douloureux -- Twilight sleep -- Dolorism -- Renoir -- Pills and poisons -- The surgery of pain -- The schism -- Pain mechanisms -- Pain clinics -- Hospice.
Subject Pain -- Treatment -- Cross-cultural studies.
Pain -- Treatment -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Added Title Fight against pain
ISBN 0300113226
Standard No. 9780300113228