The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon

By Lewis, Cherry

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9781681774541 9781681774954
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Pegasus


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Reviewed on July 1, 2017  |  Medical Marvels

One might think that a biography of James Parkinson, the man for whom Parkinson's disease is named (owing to an essay he wrote in 1817 describing the symptoms of what he called "the shaking palsy"), would focus largely on the condition itself. In fact, the majority of Lewis's (Honorary Research Fellow, Univ. of Bristol, UK; The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth) biography concerns the many significant scientific and medical contributions Parkinson made in other areas ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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