I am a medical oncologist at a large state university medical school. I care for patients and teach pain control to students and residents. This book has been a very valuable resource for both teaching and my practice. It is packed with practical information and is quite comprehensive, covering technical, social and ethical aspects of cancer pain control in adults and children. The various chapters are written by well-known experts in their fields and are well referenced. The chapter on anesthetic techniques is especially informative. The chapters about the use of opioids are practical, including price comparisons and excellent equianalgesic tables.
The only reason I chose 4 instead of 5 stars is that there is now new information that is not included in this volume, which was published in 1997. I hope that Dr. Parris will decide to publish a new edition!