Seminal figures in the history of Movement Disorders: Sydenham, Parkinson, and Charcot: Part 6 of the MDS‐sponsored history of Movement Disorders exhibit, Barcelona, June 2000

@article{Goetz2001SeminalFI,
  title={Seminal figures in the history of Movement Disorders: Sydenham, Parkinson, and Charcot: Part 6 of the MDS‐sponsored history of Movement Disorders exhibit, Barcelona, June 2000},
  author={Christopher G Goetz and Teresa A. Chmura and Douglas J. Lanska},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  year={2001},
  volume={16}
}
Although his contributions to movement disorders were limited, Sydenham’s name is historically linked to the field because of the well-known eponym, Sydenham’s chorea. Born in 1624, Sydenham was a strong advocate of observation and empiricism who shunned contemporary, often elaborate, theories on medical illness. He was practical and relied on bedside experience more than book learning. Particularly interested in epidemic illnesses, he documented the rhythmic periodicity of malaria, scarlatina… 
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