James Parkinson: the man behind the shaking palsy.

@article{Lewis2012JamesPT,
  title={James Parkinson: the man behind the shaking palsy.},
  author={Patrick A. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Parkinson's disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={
          181-7
        }
}
  • P. Lewis
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Parkinson's disease
James Parkinson occupies a unique position in the history of Parkinson's disease. As the man responsible for originally identifying and describing the disease that he called the Shaking Palsy, his name is familiar to anybody with a connection with the disease - patients, carers, clinicians and members of the general public alike. This review summarises the life and career of one of the most recognizable names in neurology. 

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PREFACE The advantages which have been derived from the caution with which hypothetical statements are admitted, are in no instance more obvious than in those sciences which more particularly belong
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