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Book review
Acute Pain Management
  1. Catherine Jackson
  1. Correspondence to Catherine Jackson: Appt 18, 67 Palatine Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M203AP, UK; cathjack31{at}

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Edited by R S Sinatra, O A de Leon-Casasola, B Ginsberg, E R Viscusi. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009, pp 706, £65.00 (hard back).ISBN 9780521874915

As an emergency physician, often with a limited concentration span, reading a 44-chapter textbook entitled ‘Acute Pain Management’ felt like a daunting task to undertake. It is a heavyweight textbook; certainly not a quick reference guide as to what is the optimum analgesia that should be given to the next patient in the resuscitation department. On opening the first page, I also wondered if the text was of any use at all to an emergency doctor. …

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