Ronald Melzack

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Ronald Melzack

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Born(1929-07-19)July 19, 1929
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedDecember 22, 2019(2019-12-22) (aged 90)[1]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma materMcGill University
OccupationPsychologist, Professor

Ronald Melzack, OC OQ FRSC (July 19, 1929 – December 22, 2019) was a Canadian psychologist and emeritus professor of psychology at McGill University. He was known for his pain research by introducing the gate control theory of pain.

He was a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain. He also became the founding editor of Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain

Melzack had many honors including Prix du Québec (1994), the Order of Canada (1995), and the National Order of Quebec (2000). In 2010, he won the Grawemeyer Award for his research on the science of pain.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ronald Melzack's obituary
  2. "Melzack, Stanovich win Grawemeyer awards". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 27 April 2014.