James Parkinson (1755-1824): A Bicentenary Volume of Papers Dealing with Parkinson's Disease, Incorporating the Original "Essay on the Shaking Palsy."

William B. Bean, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(6):1014-1015. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260060174017.
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Of those who have achieved eponymic "immortality," very few deserve this boon of fickle fate more than James Parkinson. This book was brought out in 1955, on the occasion of the bicentenary of Parkinson's birth. In addition to reproducing in facsimile "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy," the editor has brought together a very perceptive biographical essay on Parkinson, by McMenemey; a review of the pathology of Parkinson's disease, by Greenfield, and a clinical analysis of the paralysis agitans syndrome, by Sir Francis Walshe, whose firm critical strokes have done so much to keep English neurology centered on clinical experience, corrected and refreshed by an appeal to natural history as well as the fancier but sometimes more fanciful formulations of the electroneurophysiologists. Before reading this book my ignorance of the man James Parkinson was complete, in fact, a perfect thing. This has all been changed by reading his "Essay" and


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