The Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre (1974-2000): The Contributions of Ronald Melzack

Jeans, Mary Ellen and Stratford, Joseph and Taenzer, Paul and LeFort, Sandra Mary and Rowat, Kathleen (2000) The Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre (1974-2000): The Contributions of Ronald Melzack. Pain Research and Management, 5 (3). pp. 223-227. ISSN 1918-1523

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This paper chronicles the development of the Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre from its inception in 1974 to the present. Highlighted in particular are the contributions of Ronald Melzack to this history. Data for the article arose, in the main, from an interview with Dr Melzack carried out earlier in the year. Discussions with former and present members of the pain centre team, including former graduate students, provided additional information. The article begins with a recounting of those individuals and events that inspired Ron early in his 'pain career' to pursue his dream of a multidisciplinary pain centre, the first of its kind in Canada. The forces that helped shape the development of this centre and the challenges that had to be overcome are described.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 12024
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author's Fund
Keywords: Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Ronald Melzack
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 2000
Date Type: Publication
Geographic Location: Montreal
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