The shaking palsy, the first forty‐five years: A Journey through the british literature

  title={The shaking palsy, the first forty‐five years: A Journey through the british literature},
  author={Elan D. Louis},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  • E. Louis
  • Published 1 November 1997
  • Psychology
  • Movement Disorders
The authors examined the British medical literature published in the 45‐year‐period following Parkinson's treatise on the shaking palsy to determine the number and type of references to the shaking palsy or paralysis agitans during this particular period. Several sources suggest that Parkinson's 1817 treatise on the shaking palsy received little immediate attention in his native country, England, and that not until 1861, in France, did Charcot began to elucidate the clinical features of this… 
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