edited by David Borsook, 369 pp, $76, Seattle, Wash, International Association for the Study of Pain Press, 1997.
This volume consists of summaries of papers presented at a 1996 conference held at the Massachusetts General Hospital, which focused on the new molecular approaches to the understanding of the neuronal disturbances following injury to the nervous system, ie, disturbances that obviously underlie the clinical phenomenon of pain. The authors of the chapters are, with few exceptions, basic scientists—physiologists, geneticists, and biochemists—who are leaders in their fields. The presentations are aimed primarily at researchers in the field. Most chapters presuppose familiarity with the language of advanced basic science techniques.
Molecular Neurobiology of Pain. Arch Neurol. 1998;55(9):1262-1263. doi: