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Exploring 'The Politics Of Pain'

For decades, politicians have battled over how to regard people who suffer chronic pain.  Are we a compassionate nation or are we enabling people to take advantage of the system?


  • Dr. Keith Wailoo is the author of Pain: A Political History. He is the vice dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.

Interested in hearing more about the political history of pain? Dr. Keith Wailoo is a keynote speaker at the Center for Practical Bioethics symposium Thursday, April 30, at the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel downtown. For more information, go to practicalbioethics.org


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