Unresolved issues relating to the Shaking Palsy on the celebration of James Parkinson's 250th birthday

  title={Unresolved issues relating to the Shaking Palsy on the celebration of James Parkinson's 250th birthday},
  author={Andrew John Lees},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  • A. Lees
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Movement Disorders
James Parkinson's Essay on the Shaking Palsy published in 1817 provided the first clear clinical description for the disorder now known throughout the world by his name. His primary reason for publishing his monograph shortly before his retirement from medical practice was to draw the medical profession's attention to a malady, which had not yet been defined as a nosological entity. He also hoped that the eminent anatomists of the day would be stimulated to elucidate the pathological lesion… 
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