British Medical Association says Waldman book on pain diagnosis among best of 2016

A unique textbook by Steven Waldman, M.D. ’77, has won a British Medical Association Book Award for 2016.

The book, the third edition of Physical Diagnosis of Pain: An Atlas of Signs and Symptoms, was the winner in one of 20 award categories for the prestigious British association.

The book is described as “the only atlas available devoted to the physical diagnosis of pain.” The awards’ judges praised it as “relevant for both novices and experienced practitioners” and for its “clarity both in text and in use of illustrations and digital resources.”

Tariq M. Malik, M.D., of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, called it “the only book available on this subject” and said the high quality of its text and images meant it could “easily be used as a brief textbook of physical examination.”

Dr. Steven Waldman

Tawar J. Qadri, M.D., in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, said, “We recommend this book to any provider who commonly evaluates and treats pain problems.”

Waldman is the school’s associate dean for international programs and chairman of its Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. He also holds a law degree and a master’s in business administration and is a prolific author. His many textbooks are consistently among the top sellers on pain management and have been translated into 24 languages.