How the ‘painless woman’ helps paint a bigger picture of pain

Doctors can learn a lot from the case of Jo Cameron, a British woman who recently made headlines for her diminished perception of pain
Associate Professor Colin Klein
Jo Cameron
Jo Cameron. Photo: The New York Times

Imagine a life without pain. No toothache. No period pain. No arthritis.

A woman who feels no pain has been in the news recently, linked to a case study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.