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  • Published: 1 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473555341
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Pain



Dr Monty Lyman explores and explains the experience of pain, through which we not only begin to understand ourselves but others too.

We all know pain when we feel it. But what exactly is pain? It is not an academic question. Answering it poses one of the greatest challenges in medicine and philosophy. For to understand it is to understand ourselves.

Our ability to prolong life leaves many facing years of chronic pain, with no clear links between injury sustained and the amount of pain felt. It is often not a symptom but a disease in itself. Pain isn't only physical - it is psychological, emotional and deeply social.

We are at an exciting point in the history of pain. New research is beginning to reveal its true nature and how it can be controlled. Through case studies and a journey through a Renaissance in pain research over the past ten years, Dr Monty Lyman explores and explains the experience of pain.

  • Published: 1 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473555341
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Monty Lyman

Dr Monty Lyman travelled the globe to research The Remarkable Life of the Skin, including Africa, South Asia and Australasia. He studied at the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Imperial College London. He has worked in a world-leading dermatology laboratory, been the national head of undergraduate and junior doctor dermatology in the UK, has won several national prizes in dermatology and medical writing and has given many talks at national conferences. In 2017 he won the Wilfred Thesiger Travel Writing Award for his report on a dermatological research trip to Tanzania.He lives in Oxford, England.

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