Pain: The Final Threshold


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Winner of the 1987 Medical

Journalists' Association Radio Award and joint winner of the 1987 Science Writers' Federation Award.

Pain is a vital alarm system - it is the main symptom that sends us to the doctor. But if pain persists and will not go away, it can become a disabling problem in its own right.

Dorothy Parker examines the nature of pain, the treatments - old and new - and the work by specialists in Glasgow to help sufferers cope with a life in pain. Producer MICHAEL SHAW

(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)

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Unknown: Dorothy Parker

Producer: Michael Shaw