The girl who feels no pain

“The girl who feels no pain was in the kitchen, stirring ramen noodles, when the spoon slipped from her hand and dropped into the pot of boiling water.”

What I’m reading today: The Hazards of Growing Up Painlessly, a New York Times Magazine piece on a girl with a genetic mutation that renders her unable to feel pain. A UF physician, Dr. Roland Staud, makes a cameo.

Here’s the story behind the story: an interview with the writer.

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