Dr. Ronald Melzack - Early Academics

Ronaled Melzack was born in 1929 in a largely Jewish section of Montreal, Quebec. His parents were working class, and he had two older brothers, Jack and Louis. Because the family was so poor, only Ron was sent to university while his brothers worked at the family bookstore, which would later become a successful chain known as "Classic Bookshops".

Ron was a good student, but had never developed a strong interest in any particular subject. This would cause him problems when he enrolled at McGill University after high school.