Tremor in latin texts of dutch physicians: 16th‐18th centuries

  title={Tremor in latin texts of dutch physicians: 16th‐18th centuries},
  author={Peter J. Koehler and Antoine Keyser},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
In his monograph An essay on the shaking palsy (1817), James Parkinson mentioned tremor and propulsion to be the most important signs of the disease that he was describing. In this article, we study aspects of the history of one of the signs that he mentioned, that is, tremor and see how the meaning of this term evolved since its description by Galen, particularly in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries. We'll pay attention to the development of a distinction made between action… 
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An Essay on the Shaking Palsy
.... The disease, respecting which the present inquiry is made, is of a nature highly afflictive. Notwithstanding which, it has not yet obtained a place in the classification of nosologists; some
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