Javier Moscoso

Professor d’Investigació de l’Institut de Filosofia, CSIC-Centre de Ciències Humanes i Socials. Projecte FFII2010-20876: «Epistemo­logia històrica: història de les emocions en els segles xix i xx».


This article addresses the advent of the theory and treatment of chronic pain from the second half of the nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century. It would appear that pain medication emerged from the confluence of practices related to treating patients with terminal diseases and those suffering from incurable pain.