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Pain Medicine and Management: Just the Facts by Mark Wallace, Peter Staats

By Mark Wallace, Peter Staats

A brief connection with the administration of ache for experts in addition to normal scientific practitioners and citizens. Written in a concise bulleted layout, the content material is restricted to just the fundamental proof priceless for evaluation and therapy of universal discomfort stipulations and displays. an ideal assessment instrument for either the anesthesia and soreness drugs board checks.

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