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

The Painful Truth

The new science of why we hurt and how we can heal



A philosophical and medical journey through the experience of pain, used as a prism to marvel at biology, psychology and what it means to be human.

Everything we think we know about pain is wrong. We know pain when we feel it. We fear it and try to avoid it. But do we know what it really is?We're experiencing a Renaissance in pain science, and in recent years our understanding of pain has radically altered. But, as Dr Lyman reveals, we misunderstand pain - with harmful consequences. Exploring cutting-edge research and encompassing phantom aches to persistent pain, and interviews with survivors of torture as well as those who have never felt pain, Dr Monty Lyman not only provides hope for reducing and managing pain but takes us to a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.This is the untold story of pain - our most fascinating feeling.

  • 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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