Man and pain: eternal partners
Hyson JM Jr.
Baltimore College of Dental Surgery,
Dental School, University of Maryland,
Baltimore, MD, USA.
J Hist Dent. 2001 Nov;49(3):115-21
ABSTRACTMorris (1991) divides pain into two categories--physical and mental; he calls it the "Myth of Two Pains." He rationalizes that it is difficult to separate the pain of mind and body and that they are interdependent, e.g. one mind and body. However, this paper will limit itself to the history, philosophy, and psychology of physical pain (both acute and chronic) from ancient days to the twentieth century. It will not discuss mental or psychosomatic pain; nor will it include the anatomical, biochemical, pharmacological, and physiological aspects of modern methods of chronic pain control, e.g. psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, biofeedback, etc.People
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