"Pain and Behaviour in Medical Practice": Robert E. Havard's Draft of the Appendix to 'The Problem of Pain'
This transcript represents the first draft of Robert Havard’s “Pain and Behaviour in Medical Practice,” an appendix to C.S. Lewis’s Problem of Pain. Almost twice the length of the published version, the draft considers various gradations of pain, including brief but severe physical pain, chronic pain, the weakness of a long illness, and mental pain. The portions of the draft later deleted by Lewis (here indicated by non-bolded type) are often concerned with either the firsthand observations of a medical practitioner or Havard’s musings on the relation between suffering and heroism.