Monday, September 11, 2006

Law and the Problem of Pain: University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2005

Part VI concludes that, somewhat remarkably, while a “fundamental reassessment of chronic pain”17 has occurred in the scientific literature, this reassessment has gone unnoticed in the law. Until courts rethink the prevailing model of pain and its mechanisms, chronic pain will remain a stubborn mystery, and its sufferers will remain under suspicion as latter-day hysterics and malingerers.

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