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The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name / Cherry Lewis

Lewis, Cherry, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781681774541
  • Physical Description: xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (281-298) and index.
Summary, etc.: "Parkinson's disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 60,000 new cases each year in the United States alone, yet few know anything about the man the disease is named after. In 1817, two hundred years ago, James Parkinson (1755-1824) defined this mysterious ailment so precisely that we still diagnose Parkinson's disease today by recognizing the symptoms he identified. With inside and clarity, Cherry Lewis reveals the story of this remarkable man's contributions to the Age of Enlightment by examining his three seemingly disparate passions: medicine, politics, and fossils. As a political radical, Parkinson was interrogated over a plot to kill King George III, putting himself in danger of being exiled. He helped Edward Jenner set up smallpox vaccination stations across London, which would save countless lives, while simultaneously campaigning against child labor in factories. He also wrote the first scientific study of fossils in English, jump-starting a craze for fossil hunting in Britain, and became a founder of the world's first society dedicated to geology, the Geological Society of London. Parkinson was truly one of the intellectual pioneers of "the age of wonder," forgotten to history -- until now. The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson restores Parkinson to his rightful place in history with Lewis' evocative portrait of the man and his era."-- Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Parkinson, James, 1755-1824.
Neurologists > Great Britain > Biography.
Parkinsons disease.

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