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Ronald Melzack (1152)

Interests
Clinical neuropsychology, physiological and comparative psychology
Nationality
Canadian
Born
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
Education
  • 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).