Textbook of Pain

Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain is a medical textbook published by Elsevier. It is named after Patrick David Wall and Ronald Melzack, who introduced the gate control theory into pain research in the 1960s. First released in 1984, the book has been described as "the most comprehensive scientific reference text in the field of pain medicine".[1]

In 1999, the book went into its fourth edition, shortly before the death of its founding editor, Patrick David Wall, in 2001.[2] It is currently in its 6th edition.

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  1. ^ Rathmell, James P.; Hill, Bradley (June 2006). "Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain, 5th E-dition". Anesthesia & Analgesia. 102 (6): 1914. doi:10.1213/01.ANE.0000220485.92210.D3.
  2. ^ "Patrick Wall, 76, British Authority on Pain". The New York Times. 21 August 2001. Retrieved 27 April 2014. He was the founding editor of Pain, the foremost journal on the subject. With Dr. Melzack he edited the authoritative Textbook of Pain (1983), which went into its fourth edition in 1999. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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