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Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain, 5th Edition


WALL AND MELZACK'S TEXTBOOK OF PAIN, revised under new editorial leadership, and with a host of new, multidisciplinary international contributors, the 5th Edition once again covers virtually every aspect of pain. More than 125 leading minds in the field document all of the very latest knowledge about the neurophysi¬ology, psychology, and assessment of every type of pain syndrome, and describe today's full range of pharmacologic, surgical, electrostimulative, physiotherapeutic, and psychological management options.

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New to This Edition

    • Features the expertise of two highly respected new editors—Stephen McMahon, PhD and Martin Koltzenburg, MD, PhD—as well as many new contributors, for a completely fresh look at the subject.
    • Uses a new, consistent format to present therapeutic options in an easy-to-review manner.
    • Provides increased coverage of anesthetic techniques.
    • Incorporates the most recent pharmacologic developments involving drug categories such as anticonvulsants, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and cannabinoids.
    • Several new chapters, including the one on addiction to pain medication, clinical trials, and evidence-based medicine in pain, extended headache section (1 chapter in 4/e vs. 4 chapters in 5/e).
    • Offers many new illustrations to provide a colorful and graphic representation of important concepts.
    • Reflects all of the changes that have taken place in this rapidly moving field.

Key Features

    • Covers all aspects of the physiology, psychology, assessment, and management of pain.
    • Features contributions from a "who's who" of authorities in pain medicine, ensuring that the book is the most current, reliable, and complete core reference in the field.

Published Reviews

    "Recommended to all pain management specialists for its exhaustive coverage of the subject. Also useful to Anesthesiologists, Neurologists and Sport Medicine specialists (physicians and therapists). Further recommended as a teaching text in any course that delves into ways that the physician should address both acute and chronic pain complaints. Finally, recommended to all Health Science libraries as a general reference text." The Electronic Review, January/February 2006

Author Information

    By Stephen McMahon, PhD, Sherrington Professor of Physiology, Director, Centre for Neuroscience Research, King's College London, UK; and Martin Koltzenburg, MD, Hononary Consultant, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Professor of Pain Research, Institute of Child Health/Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK

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Wall and Melzack
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 1280 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 5/8 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07287-1
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  • Copyright: 2005