The Science of Suffering

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Hour 2

Although 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, we know surprisingly little about it.  Writer MELANIE THERNSTROM says it is one of the most misdiagnosed and under-treated diseases.   In her search for a cure for her neck pain, she became fascinated with our understanding of pain and the role it has played in our history and culture.  Her new book is The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing and the Science of Suffering.

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