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- BuyThe Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers by Joanna Bourke
Oxford, 396 pp, £20.00, June, ISBN 978 0 19 968942 2
I had just seen a man about his headaches and was about to call someone about her backache when the receptionist beckoned me over. ‘Mrs Lagnari is on the phone,’ she mouthed in a stage whisper. ‘Her husband is in terrible pain. Will you go and see him?’