A giant in the field of pain research
A leader and visionary, Dr. Ronald Melzack made major contributions in the field of pain research. Most notable among them was his development of the gate-control theory of pain in collaboration with neurophysiologist Dr. Patrick Wall. This theory produced an explosive growth of research and resulted in experimental and clinical psychology becoming an integral part of pain research and therapy. In 1968, Dr. Melzack published an extension of the gate-control theory, proposing that pain is a subjective, multidimensional experience subserved by parallel neural networks. Dr. Melzack also co-founded a world-leading centre for pain research, developed the gold standard of pain measurement and published a neuromatrix theory of pain.