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The song of our scars : the untold story of pain, Haider Warraich

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The song of our scars : the untold story of pain
Title
The song of our scars
Title remainder
the untold story of pain
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Haider Warraich
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Language
eng
Summary
"One evening, while completing his medical training in Pakistan, Haider Warraich went to the hospital gym to work out. He was in the middle of a set when he heard the sound of a loud click in his back. His body went limp, the weight held above his chest came crashing down, and Haider was rushed into the hospital, now suddenly a patient where just a few hours earlier he had been a doctor. A decade later, Warraich is now an internist in Boston, and pain is a way of life. As he treats the suffering of his patients, he battles with his own chronic, occasionally debilitating pain. Neither he nor his colleagues have been able to understand its source, and he has come dangerously close to an opioid addiction trying to manage it. Eventually, Haider began to wonder whether the problem was the pain, or the way it is treated. In The Song of Our Scars, Haider Warraich offers a history of pain, both as a personal experience and as a medical ailment. We have only recently begun to treat pain as a purely physical sensation, and while the goal was to be able to offer safer, more reliable treatments, Warraich finds that it has actually had the opposite effect. Modern attitudes about pain paved the way for the opioid epidemic and made an already biased system of healthcare more racist, sexist, and classist: Your pain is more likely to be minimized or dismissed if you are a woman or a person of color, for example, and while the rich are offered ample assistance in managing opioid prescriptions, the poor are often left to fend for themselves. The medical community's attitudes toward pain have inspired us to make arbitrary and ill-supported distinctions between the 'real' pain of the body and the 'fake' pain that's in your head. And they have blinded us to the possibility that sometimes learning to live with your pain is better than trying to eliminate it. In the end, Warraich considers the possibility that pain, particularly chronic pain, is sometimes more usefully treated as an emotion than a sensation. A deeply felt investigation from a rising talent, The Song of Our Scars is both a trenchant indictment of a system gone astray and an empathic plea for a more holistic understanding of the human body"--
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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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11055641
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Warraich, Haider
Dewey number
616/.0472
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Warraich, Haider
  • Pain
  • Pain
  • Pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain
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the untold story of pain
Label
The song of our scars : the untold story of pain, Haider Warraich
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The interpretation of agony : what we talk about when we talk about pain -- How we hurt : the biology of acute pain -- No end in sight : how chronic pain erases a person -- Rage inside the machine : the fundamental nature of chronic pain -- The god of dreams : the history of opium and the cultural transformation of pain -- Angel of mercy : how we learned to stop worrying and love the pill -- Crown of thorns : the hijacking of modern medicine -- The pain of the powerless : injustice and the arc of suffering -- All in the head : the future of the body in pain
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781541675308
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2021038446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1262966614
Label
The song of our scars : the untold story of pain, Haider Warraich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The interpretation of agony : what we talk about when we talk about pain -- How we hurt : the biology of acute pain -- No end in sight : how chronic pain erases a person -- Rage inside the machine : the fundamental nature of chronic pain -- The god of dreams : the history of opium and the cultural transformation of pain -- Angel of mercy : how we learned to stop worrying and love the pill -- Crown of thorns : the hijacking of modern medicine -- The pain of the powerless : injustice and the arc of suffering -- All in the head : the future of the body in pain
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781541675308
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2021038446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1262966614

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