The Politics of Pain Medicine

S. Scott Graham, University of Chicago Press, 2015

An entire new medical field is dedicated to addressing chronic pain. Graham, an associate professor of English and an expert in systems ethnography and qualitative modeling, outlines the challenges of such efforts. Finding solutions relies upon collaboration between disparate disciplines, a quest involving everything from psychology to physiology, anesthesia to chiropractic medicine. Graham’s book offers new conceptual tools and provides suggestions for a more effective alignment of science and policy.