Mark Swerdlow

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 03 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:987

An innovator in the treatment of pain

Mark Swerdlow was a pioneer in pain control and one of the founders of the Pain Society. As a consultant anaesthetist in Salford, he began to develop new ideas about the problems of pain control. He introduced into the United Kingdom many of the new anaesthetic nerve block techniques for pain treatment that had been initiated during the second world war and developed them. The pain relief clinic that he established in Salford in 1959 was one of the first in Britain; he remained …

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