Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Sternberg1 described
one of the chapters in Pain Management: A Practical Guide
for Clinicians as "much too brief for the reader to develop a practical
medical strategy to deal with the myriad symptoms in the patient with advanced
cancer. . . . " As the author of that chapter, it seems to me that Sternberg
expected every chapter to be the final authority on its respective subject,
and thus he failed to grasp the book's intent. In his editor's note, Richard
S. Weiner explained that his purpose was not to write another medical textbook,
but rather to bring together multidisciplinary concepts of pain management.
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