The Gift Nobody Wants

Paul W. Brand

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You can pick up your book at 2106 S. Tucker Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762 or email to request shipment to your location.

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How much does it cost?

This rental costs you nothing. It's free. We simply ask you to return it in a timely manner and in similar condition as you received it.

When do I return my book?

You can return your book to 2106 S. Tucker Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762 when you finish reading it. We don't have a time limit, but we do ask that you are respectful to others as we only have a limited quantity of each book.

What's this book all about?

This autobiography transmits a healthy respect for, and new understanding of, the body's most basic warning system: pain. Seattle surgeon Brand was born in India in 1914 to British missionary parents. His childhood gave him an Indian perspective on pain as one of life's unavoidable challenges. After attending medical school in England during WW II, he returned to India and discovered that insensitivity to pain in lepers, and also in people with nerve disorders, alcoholism and other conditions, put them in constant peril of injuries and wounds. Continuing his work at a Louisiana leprosarium, Brand also opened a foot clinic for diabetics and innovated simple procedures that, if widely adopted, could eliminate thousands of unnecessary amputations in diabetics diagnosed with ``nonhealing'' foot ulcers. Brand, who collaborated with coauthor Yancey on Fearfully and Wonderfully Made , offers practical, wise advice on coping with, and learning from, physical pain as well as grief or emotional trauma.