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The ‘painless woman’ helps us see how anxiety and fear fit in the big picture of pain

Imagine a life without pain. No toothache. No period pain. No arthritis. A woman who feels no pain has been in the news recently, linked to a case study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. Jo Cameron came to the attention of researchers in her late 60s, after undergoing normally excruciating arthritis surgery with …

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