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The most important step forward in modern medicine, “a giant leap for mankind”: Insensibility to pain during surgery and painful procedures

Harald Breivik

DOI of refers to article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2013.07.028.



Department of Pain Management and Research, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, PB 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway. Tel.: +47 23073691; fax: +47 23073690; mobile: +47 95865323

  1. Conflict of interest

    Conflict of interest statement No conflict of interests declared.

  2. Role of funding

    No funding involved.

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Published Online: 2013-10-01
Published in Print: 2013-10-01

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