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11/04/1755 English surgeon James Parkinson is born

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The Man Who Parkinson's Disease is Named After was Implicated in a Plot to Assassinate The King

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What is Parkinson's disease? | Nervous system diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

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What are the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease? - Ask the Experts

Parkinson is known as the discoverer of what would later be renamed Parkinson's disease. In 1817 he wrote an article called An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, which described the condition for the first time. He erroneously suggested that the tremors were caused by the lesions in the cervical spinal cord. Parkinson had many other interests, including paleontology.