This month, guest Daniel Goldberg gives a provocative look into the world of pain without lesion. How do – and should – doctors handle patients’ pain when there’s no visible cause?
Guest essay – Daniel S. Goldberg, “Where Does It Hurt?”
for further reading:
- Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, Objectivity (Zone Books, 2007).
- Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception, trans. A.M. Sheridan Smith (Vintage Books, 1994).
- Daniel S. Goldberg, The Sole Indexicality of Pain: How Attitudes Towards the Elderly Erect Barriers to Adequate Pain Management, 13(1) MICH. STATE J. MED. & LAW 51 (2008).
- Andrew Hodgkiss, From Lesion to Metaphor: Chronic Pain in British, French and German Medical Writings, 1800-1914 (Rodopi, 2000).
- Jean E. Jackson, Camp Pain: Talking with Chronic Pain Patients (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).
- Jean E. Jackson, “Stigma, Liminality, and Chronic Pain: Mind-Body Borderlands,” American Ethnologist 32, no. 3 (2005).
- David B. Morris, “An Invisible History of Pain: Early 19th Century Britain and America,” The Clinical Journal of Pain 14, no. 3 (1998): 191-196.
- David B. Morris, The Culture of Pain (University of California Press, 1993).
- Martin J. Pernick, A Calculus of Suffering: Pain, Professionalism, and Analgesia in Nineteenth-Century America (Columbia UP, 1985).
- David B. Resnik, Marsha Rehm, and Raymond B. Minard, “The Undertreatment of Pain: Scientific, Clinical, Cultural, and Philosophical Factors,” Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (2001): 277-288.
- Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (Oxford UP, 1987).
- Edward Shorter, From Paralysis to Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era (Free Press, 1993).
- Mark Sullivan, “Finding Pain Between Minds and Bodies,” The Clinical Journal of Pain 17 (2001): 146-156.
On the Shelf:
- Christine Garwood, Flat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea (Thomas Dunne Books, 2008).
All music on this program courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network, except where noted.
- Sunburn in Cyprus, History (intro & outro)
- Happy Gemini 3, Pondering the 10th Planet (transitions)
- during main essay (all courtesy of Magnatune):
- after main essay: Peter Greenstone, The Pain Game
- Sound effects courtesy of the FreeSound Project: