Melzack, Ronald

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Melzack, Ronald

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born 1929

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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 of pain; founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP); author of several textbooks on pain; co-editor of Handbook of Pain Assessment, 1992. He has also published books of Inuit stories and won the Canada Council Molson Prize in 1985.

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