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Parkinson, James (1755–1824)

  • By: Kelly Boyer Sagert
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Born on April 11, 1755, in London, England, to surgeon John Parkinson and his wife, James Parkinson is best known for his 1817 “Essay on the Shaking Palsy” that shared information about the medical condition now called Parkinson's disease. He is ...

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