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Melanie Thernstrom

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.


<a href="">Understanding Pain and Its Myths: The Pain Chronicles </a>

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.

The Pain Chronicles

Melanie Thernstrom

In The Pain Chronicles, Melanie Thernstrom traces conceptions of pain throughout the ages—from ancient Babylonian pain-banishing spells to modern brain imaging—to reveal the elusive,...

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