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BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3033 (Published 08 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3033

What is Pain?

Pervasive and invasive but evasive, pain is the penalty for living: a headache is the penalty for thinking; a toothache is the penalty for eating; a backache is the penalty for moving; and a heartache is the penalty for loving. Since living is leaving and grieving, we need the feeling and pealing of healing.


Competing interests: No competing interests

21 November 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA