Edited by James Jaranson and Michael Popkin, the book is organized around sections focusing on the historical and political contexts of torture, assessment and diagnosis of the sequelae of torture, treatment approaches, and the ethical and countertransference issues involved in treatment. All of the 29 contributors are physicians, principally psychiatrists. The chapters reflect the passion, insights, and experience the authors have gained through their work at several centers around the world that provide treatment for torture victims. The authors' commitment to their work is clear. The ethical and countertransference issues involved in working with victims of torture are frequently discussed and help the reader maintain a clinical balance in the midst of narratives of torture.