Parkinson's Disease

History

"Why dost thou quiver, man?"

"The palsy and not fear provokes me."

-From Shakespeare's Henry VI (1590-1591)

Symptoms characteristic of Parkinson's Disease are rooted in the lives of our distant ancestors as far back as the 16th century. For many years, scientists struggled to discover the origin and make-up of this complex disease. Due to the contributions and intelligence of many, the mystery surrounding the disease is slowly being uncovered. Even though many great discoveries have been made, still, it requires more dedication before it is truly solved.

Early Discoveries

Pathological Hunches

Historical Treatments

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