There's a problem with that tag. No, not the boring old "mind/body" duality stuff. I'm a pragmatic materialist 2.0 (ie reality + emergence), for me the "mind" more or less runs on the body .
The problem came to me as I thought about a post I wrote a week or two ago on current models of chronic pain syndromes ...
Gordon's Notes: The pain is all in your headOk, I have to also thank my son, who has an extremely tight connection between psyche and soma. I watched a recent shoulder problem wax and wane in proportion to psychic stress, and I realized what's wrong with both my tag and my prior post.
... The ideas aren't quite as novel as Gawande suggests. I recall fifteen years ago veteran physicians, with lots of experience with intractable pain and chronic fatigue, had begun to think the problems were 'all in the patient's head'. By which we meant, with intentional irony, that the problem was 'malwiring' of the brain.
The good news is, the brain is plastic. We can't easily alter it directly, but we can slowly reprogram it through the mind. That's how the mirror-box therapies Gawande describes work, and presumably that's how exercise therapy works for chronic fatigue syndrome (albeit both imperfectly)...
I have too strong a division in my own head between the central and peripheral nervous system. Yeah, sure, everything is connected to everything else so we do need to draw lines, but I think for the purposes of modeling disorders of sensation and perception, including pain, the line should be drawn around the peripheral nervous system -- not around the central nervous system (and not around the body -- that's too broad to be conceptually useful).
Perception and sensation are core functions of mind, and we physicians may err in ascribing them primarily to the periphery or the core.
Yes, I know this seems self-evident when I put it this way. Maybe it is, but I think there's something here. If we truly believed in this model, I think we would approach all management of sensation, whether arising in a broken leg (peripheral nervous system), or my son's sore shoulder (central and peripheral) or intractable itching (central) with an eye to techniques applied both peripherally (set the leg) and centrally (??).
There's something here ... I just need to think about it a bit more.
 More or less, without the "oxygen" of social interaction and coherent sensory input it won't run well for long.