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Philip G. Boysen, M.D.
Dr. Boysen is chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Anesthesiology. He has written numerous articles and textbook chapters on pulmonary risk, anesthesia and thoracic surgery, and the relationship between sleep disorders and oxygen flow.
Boysen relates his research to the lay audience as he discusses recent advances in understanding pain and the applications of basic research to clinical medicine.
"Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.
"Contrary to popular belief, morphine taken to control pain is not addictive. Yet patients continue to be undertreated worldwide and to suffer unnecessary agony.
Ronald Melzack, McGill University
· The Tragedy of Needless Pain