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Melanie Thernstrom

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Melanie Thernstrom is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and the author of The Pain Chronicles, The Dead Girl and Halfway Heaven: Diary of a Harvard Murder.

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  • Understanding Pain and Its Myths: The Pain Chronicles

    Melanie Thernstrom investigates the reality and science behind common misunderstandings of chronic pain. Here she talks about her book The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering, and how her own story contributed to her work.

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The Pain Chronicles

Melanie Thernstrom

Each of us will know physical pain in our lives, but none of us knows when it will come or how long it will stay. Today as much as 10 percent of the population of the United States suffers...

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