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June 1994

Advances in Pain Research and Therapy

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1994;51(6):537-538. doi:10.1001/archneur.1994.00540180015003

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Deafferentation Pain Syndromes is the 19th volume in a series that first appeared in 1976. The Advances in Pain Research and Therapy series serves as a unique and extremely effective means for disseminating information about a wide variety of pain problems to both the generalist and the specialist. The theme for this edition is well selected in that the deafferentation or neuropathic pain syndromes are among the most common and least well understood of those encountered in clinical practice. The present text is, unfortunately, more appropriate for the specialist than the generalist or pure clinician. The pain specialist will find it to be a useful reference, sometimes thought provoking and at other times almost dizzyingly intense. Serious flaws in content and organization, however, make this volume difficult to recommend for the generalist or pure clinician.

The text starts with a pleasantly lengthy (19-page) introduction by John Bonica who, in his

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