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November 8, 2000

Pain: Textbook of Pain

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;284(18):2381. doi:10.1001/jama.284.18.2381-JBK1108-2-1

The first edition of Textbook of Pain, published in 1986, is one of the earliest comprehensive modern textbooks devoted to pain. As the medical practice of pain management has grown exponentially over the last 15 years, the editors have kept the text relevant with updated editions. The fourth edition, an incremental improvement, presents a significant but less than radical change. Because elsewhere can be found reviews of previous releases, including the third edition CD-ROM version (JAMA 1998;279: 331-332), this analysis will compare this most recent edition with the previous one and focus on pertinent changes.