3 Feb 2018

Cherry Lewis - Mr Parkinson, of Parkinson's Disease

From Saturday Morning, 11:30 am on 3 February 2018

Last year marked the 200th anniversary since James Parkinson (1755-1824) defined the disease now named after him. Parkinson's Disease is still diagnosed today by recognising the symptoms he identified. In her book, The Enlightened Mr Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon, Cherry Lewis tells Parkinson's story through his three passions - medicine, politics and fossils. Parkinson was a political radical who was interrogated over a plot to kill King George III, and he wrote the first scientific study of fossils in English. Lewis is an honorary research fellow at the University of Bristol with a background in geology.\

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