Over the past 25 years a scientific revolution has taken place in the field of pain research and therapy. A major catalyst for this change was the introduction in 1965, by Professor Ronald Melzack and Professor Patrick Wall, of the "gate control" theory of pain, which led to an explosion of research studies and new therapeutic approaches. In this informative study, they discuss the current status of pain research and treatment.
Ronald Melzack is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McGill University. After receiving his Ph.D. from McGill, he carried out research at the University of Oregon Medical School, the University of Pisa and University College London. Patrick D. Wall (1925 - 2001) was Professor Emeritus at the University of London. After receiving his medical degree from Oxford, he worked at the Universities of Yale, Chicago and Harvard, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology