The Worst Of Evils. The Fight Against Pain.
Yale University Press.
New Haven and London
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 10 inches. x + [ii] + 547 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Slight sunning to top edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white plates. A wide ranging history of how different cultures have sought to combat and treat physical pain and the development of methods of pain relief, including anaesthesia and modern analgesics. Thomas Louis Dormandy (1926-2013) was a consultant pathologist who studied free radicals and a medical historian.
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