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  • Matisyohu Weisenberg
  • Bernard Tursky


During the past few years we have witnessed a burgeoning interest in the field of pain and pain control from both practical-clinical and theoretical perspectives. Professional organizations such as the American Dental Association have published guidelines on teaching comprehensive programs of pain control (1972), specialized facilities have been developed for treating patients with chronic pain or for treating patients who have terminal conditions in which pain control is a significant problem. Organizations such as the International Association for the Study of Pain, its regional chapters, and the journal Pain have been established as forums for communicating to the many different constituencies interested in pain and pain control.


Pain Control Pain Stimulus Biofeedback Training Phantom Limb Pain Pain Reaction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matisyohu Weisenberg
    • 1
  • Bernard Tursky
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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