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Learning objectives

  1. To learn about the history of, and debates concerning, pain care
  2. To learn about the role of political history and political debates on welfare, disability, end of life care, and identity in shaping pain medicine
  3. To understand the role of cultural values in pain medicine.


  • Keith Wailoo, PhD
    Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs, Department of History, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Author of the 2021 book, Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette


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