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Book and Media Reviews
October 12, 2011

Handbook of Pediatric Chronic Pain: Current Science and Integrative Practice

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Author Affiliations: VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and Departments of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York (

JAMA. 2011;306(14):1602. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1452

“The health of a nation is largely a reflection of the past and present health of its children . . . greater attention [must] be paid to . . . prevent the precursors of future adult health disorders.” So begins the Handbook of Pediatric Chronic Pain, edited by Brenda C. McClain and Santhanam Suresh. The book is organized into 23 chapters and draws on the expertise of 35 authors. The book underscores the importance of chronic pain and its relevance to clinicians treating pediatric as well as adult patients.

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