James Parkinson and his essay on “shaking palsy”, two hundred years later

Translated title of the contribution: James Parkinson y su ensayo sobre la “parálisis agitante”, doscientos años después

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Abstract

In 1817, British physician James Parkinson published a 66-page document entitled “Essay on the Shaking Palsy”. This brief text became a classical and fundamental piece in the history of medicine and, in particular, of neurology. The authors of this article wish to pay tribute to this great pioneer of neurology, 200 years after the publication of his findings, which would, in turn, immortalize his name and give rise to the renaming on the entity in 1860 by Professor Jean Martin Charcot, father of neurology. It would be known, henceforth as Parkinson’s disease.
Translated title of the contributionJames Parkinson y su ensayo sobre la “parálisis agitante”, doscientos años después
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-672
Number of pages672
JournalArquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Volume75
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

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