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Ronald Melzack (1162)

Clinical neuropsychology, physiological and comparative psychology
1929, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Short Biography
Ronald Melzack, OC OQ FRSC (born July 19, 1929, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian psychologist and emeritus professor of psychology at McGill University. In 1965, he and Patrick David Wall revolutionized pain research by introducing the gate control theory ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BSc McGill University, 1950
  • MSc McGill University, 1951
  • PhD McGill University, 1954
Appointments & Honors
  • Emeritus Professor of Psychology, McGill University
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Psychological Association, 1970-3
  • Jacob Bronowski Memorial Lecture, University of Toronto, 1981
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), 1982
  • J.J. Bonica Award of the Eastern Pain Society, 1983
  • President, International Association for the Study of Pain, 1984-7
  • Editorial Board, Experimental Neurology, Pain, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Principal Publications
  • 1965 Pain mechanisms: A new theory. Science, 150, 971-9 (withP. D. Wall).
  • 1971 Phantom limb pain: Implications for the treatment of pathological pain. Anesthesiology, 35, 409-20.
  • 1973 The Puzzle of Pain. Penguin.
  • 1975 The Mc Gill Pain Questionnaire: Major properties and scoring methods. Pain, 1, 277-99.
  • 1977 Pain signalling systems in the dorsal and ventral spinal cord. Pain, 4, 94-132 (with S. G. Dennis).
  • 1982 Stimulation-produced analgesia: Evidence for somatotopic organization in the midbrain. Brain Research, 51, 301-11 (with W. Y. Soper).
  • 1982 The Challenge of Pain. Penguin (with P. D. Wall).
  • 1983 (ed.) Pain Measurement and Assessment. Raven Press.
  • 1984 Textbook of Pain. Churchill Livingstone (ed. with P. D. Wall).
  • 1984 The myth of painless childbirth (the John Bonica Lecture). Pain, 19, 321-37.
  • 1989 Measurement of nausea. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 4, 157-60.
  • 1992 Handbook of Pain Assessment. Guildford (ed. with D. C. Turk).