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Joanna Bourke
Professor of History, Birkback College, UL
Joanna Bourke is a professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published nine books, with her latest The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers out in June 2014.

Written by Joanna Bourke

Essay/
Cultures & Languages
Our anaesthetic times

Nobody wants to go back in time, but did we lose our sense of sympathy when we lost the shared experience of pain?

Joanna Bourke