Thank you to the Contributors

A special thanks to the many who have contributed to Painonline.

Note: We do receive requests for information regarding donations for Central Pain Research, often in the interest of an affected relative. A number of institutions have received gifts from those interested in the goals of painonline. Any of those below would be worthy recipients of charitable contributions to research.

We recognize the following for their contributions, either through furnishing of data, authorship of landmark articles which have advanced research in the field, or correspondence which allowed greater insight into important topics.


Dr. Patrick Wall, deceased, whose insight and database continue as the basis for the research conducted here.

Dr. Carl Saab, Yale Univ., for his contributions on connections between the cerebellum and motor cortex with pain inhibition: and; for his discussion of the voltage gated Na ion channels, which will be published here shortly.

Dr. Francis Crick, Nobel Laureate, Salk Institute, for his input to the editors on the role of the insular cortex in pain. Dr. Crick, after gaining international fame for his codiscovery with James Watson of the DNA double helix, now researches brain science. His information to us on the unexpected role of the insular cortex in pain has been confirmed several times in recent months.

Dr. Jeffrey Coull, McGill Univ., for critiqueing for the editors the review of his work on pain excitation caused by failure of chloride ion transport.

Dr. Claire Hulsebosch, UTMB, for her helpful information to the editors on metabotrophic Glutamate Receptors and movement pain, and her unflagging dedication to the study of central pain.

Dr. William Willis Jr., UTMB. Dr. Willis is a braintrust at UTMB on nerve injury and he has mentored a generation of dedicated scientists on pain. We thank him for his responsivesness to the needs of those with nerve injury pain.

Dr. Tony Yaksh. UCSD. Although Dr. Yaksh has not personally contributed to painonline, his students have, and among them are many of the very brightest in pain research. Dr. Yaksh also provided a valuable critique in person of a paper presented by one of the editors on the anatomy of central pain at a meeting honoring Dr. Wall. That conversation shaped several of the subsequent articles.

Dr. Clifford Woolf, Harvard. Dr. Woolf has corresponded but not on technical material. However, his contributions in the field are too great to be ignored, and among his graduates are those have helped us in a generous way.

Dr. Marshall Devor, Jerusalem. One of the great theoreticians on pain and of imposing intellect, Dr. Devor has been generous enough to contribute much information which was helpful in understanding where research in pain was headed. We simply could not have presented some of the material on sodium ion channels without his help We thank him for being accessible and for carrying on the work after Dr. Wall’s death, of leading pain research forward. He has also been instrumental in having some material from the painonline editors published in Europe.

Dr. Roland Worz, Germany, for his information to the editors on “Cenesthetic CP” in schizophrenics.

Dr. Peter Goadsby, London, for information on headache.

Dr. Jorgen Boivie, Karolinska Institute, for continued inspiration in CP study and praise for the database, and for his elaborations of the “Boivie Paradox”.

Dr. Donald D. Price, UFla, for information on slow summation to the editors.

Dr. Ron Wiley, Vanderbilt, for information on disinhibition and opioids.

Dr John Bonica, Univ. of Washington, deceased. He was not only a friend, but his encouragement and the information he provided to the editors continues to grace the pages of this project. Famous as inventor of the epidural block, Dr. Bonica’s lesser known achievements include a major work on Central Pain. Dr. Bonica himself had many surgeries for his own pain condition.

Dr. Sergio Canavero, Italy, whose encouraging communication to the editors and work in his native country on propafol and motor cortex stimulation are important matters. His contribution to Carlo Pagni’s famous book on Central Pain (Harvard Press) was essential to the text.

Dr. Jose Ochoa, Portland. Although his work has centered on PNI, Dr. Ochoa’s work on allodynia has been a great contribution in understanding the mechanism generally.

David Berg, technical writing, and for his managing of Painonline.org

Dr. Bradley Galer, Director of Research, Endo Laboratories, for his role in the development of the lidocaine patch, which has proven helpful for certain neuropathies. Dr. Galer is genuinely compassionate to those in pain, and deserves every achievement.

Alan Hess, for his personal description of his Central Pain. Mr Hess has been treated at Johns Hopkins and has had a broad experience with pain treatments. His pain from movement made typing of his article a sacrifice.

To the many (over five hundred) persons with Central Pain who have contributed to the survey database.

To those of the past and present whose work is here referenced:

S. Weir Mitchell
Lawrence McHenry, Former Pres. Amer.Neurological Assn.
Jean-Jules Dejerine and Mme. Dejerine
Gustave Roussy
G. Riddoch
Ron Tasker, Western Toronto Hospital
Mitchell Max, National Institutes of Health
Mircea Steriade