I am now about half way through 'The Pain Chronicles" and think it quite an amazing book. She does a great job of delving into the history of pain, the scientific advancements that change perceptions practially overnight (as in TB) and the influence of religious beliefs on how pain should be (or not be usually) addressed. The individual stories will ring familiar to many of us who deal with daily pain, and the confusion and doubt expressed by some in the medical field.