The history of Parkinson's disease: early clinical descriptions and neurological therapies.

@article{Gtz2011TheHO,
  title={The history of Parkinson's disease: early clinical descriptions and neurological therapies.},
  author={Christopher G{\"o}tz},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={a008862}
}
Although components of possible Parkinson's disease can be found in very early documents, the first clear medical description was written in 1817 by James Parkinson. In the mid-1800s, Jean-Martin Charcot was particularly influential in refining and expanding this early description and in disseminating information internationally about Parkinson's disease. He separated Parkinson's disease from multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by tremor, and he recognized cases that later… CONTINUE READING
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