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Book and Media Reviews
October 1, 2008

Raj’s Practical Management of Pain

JAMA. 2008;300(13):1593-1594. doi:10.1001/jama.300.13.1593

Raj's Practical Management of Pain is an outstanding resource for pain specialists and primary care physicians. The authors state that “The advances and increasing sophistication of the 21st century have brought about new concepts of disease and painful states that diseases produce”; accordingly, the 9 sections of the illustrative text are broad in scope and detailed in their coverage of the field of pain medicine. The book is robust in its description of pain syndromes and in its classification of their pharmacological, behavioral, and procedural management.