H D Jameson

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In previous studies, there were fewer cigarette smokers among persons with Parkinson disease than among other patients. We reinvestigated this phenomenon, using nonpatient controls. In home interviews with 237 Parkinson patients and 474 age-, sex-, and race-matched neighbors, we inquired about consumption of tobacco, coffee, tea, and alcohol. All Parkinson(More)
The observed inverse relationship between smoking and Parkinson disease has prompted suggestions that nicotine, a centrally active agent, might protect against the disease. In this case-control study, cases were found to have ever regularly smoked cigarettes significantly less frequently than sex-, race-, and age-matched neighbors. This report analyzes the(More)
An elderly lady with subacute onset of disabling hemiballismus experienced sustained remission on dimethylaminoethanol 150 mg/day. Two exacerbations followed interruption of therapy. Remission followed resumption of therapy. No undesirable side effects occurred with this treatment. A lady age 85 experienced a very favorable sustained reduction of(More)