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Author Lewis, Cherry, 1947- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  617.09 L673    ---  Available
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-298) and index.
Contents Prologue: A hole in the head -- Living and bleeding in London -- The hanged man -- Fear of the knife -- The radical Mr. Parkinson -- The Pop Gun Plot -- Trials and other tribulations -- Dangerous sports -- A pox in all your houses -- the fossil question -- A sublime and difficult science -- 'Tis a mad, mad world in Hoxton -- the name of the father, and of the son -- The shaking palsy -- Reforms and rewards -- Epilogue: A fragment of DNA.
Summary A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson -- after whom Parkinson's disease is named -- and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London. Author Cherry Lewis examines Parkinson's 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, saving countless lives. He also wrote the first scientific study of fossils in English, jump-starting a craze for fossil hunting in Britain. Parkinson was truly one of the intellectual pioneers of 'the age of wonder,' forgotten to history -- until now. -- Adapted from book jacket.
Source B&T 08.2017 PARS
Local Note 1
Subject Parkinson, James, 1755-1824.
Neurologists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Parkinson's disease.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Enlightened Mister Parkinson
ISBN 9781681774541 (hardcover) : $27.95
1681774542 (hardcover)

 
    
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