The American Pain Society Records represent a period of growth for the Society. Although foundational documents are minimal,
the collection features correspondence and records of the activities that built the organization, during the 1980s, into what
it is today. These documents include financial papers, committee formations, the records of important general and board meetings,
membership building practices, and publication records, including the membership's decision to publish a journal.
The American Pain Society (APS) was formed by American clinicians, researchers, and teachers in the field of pain in response
to a growing interest in and need for a national pain organization that would also serve as a chapter of the International
Association for the Study of Pain. The society was to foster research and education in the multidisciplinary field of pain
in the United States.
5 Linear Feet
(5 cubic-foot cartons)
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