Listening to Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief

Listening to Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief

by David Biro MD


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“A journey through art and literature as well as medical experience, seeking ways of understanding, articulating, and relieving pain.”—Perri Klass, Washington Post

In this impassioned and hopeful book, David Biro reveals how to break through the silent wall of suffering—physical and psychological—that all too often accompanies pain and illness. Drawing together compelling stories from patients and insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and artists, Listening to Pain eloquently demonstrates how lan- guage can alleviate the loneliness of pain, paving the way for empathy and effective treatment. Originally published in hardcover under the title The Language of Pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393340259
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/13/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 384,510
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

One of New York magazine’s Top Doctors, David Biro, MD, practices in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He lives with his wife and twin boys in New York City.

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