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Cicely Saunders

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.001.0001

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The Depths and the Possible Heights

The Depths and the Possible Heights

First published in Medical News (10 July 1964), pp. 16–17.

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(p.67) 12 The Depths and the Possible Heights
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Cicely Saunders
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Cicely Saunders

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0012

This is a review of Sauerbruch and Wenke's Pain: Its Meaning and Significance that appeared in Medical News. This is a wide-ranging and reflective analysis of the revised English edition of a book which was first published in German in 1936. The aim of the authors is to bring together the results ‘of both medical and philosophical discussion in a complementary whole’. The book contains a discussion of the arguments about the utility and otherwise of pain; there is a chapter on the psychology of pain; and an exploration of theories and theologies of suffering. The review quotes from a remarkable range of reading, including the works of Buber and de Chardin, and the book is seen as ‘a valuable and necessary corrective to a purely positivist approach to the problems of pain and people in pain’.

Keywords:   Medical News, psychology, pain, Sauerbruch, Wenke, suffering

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