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Dr James Parkinson and the Shaking Palsy

16th April 2015
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Professor Brian Hurwitz will deliver this lecture at The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret exploring Dr James Parkinson’s understanding of the disease that now bears his name.

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Brian Hurwitz is a medical General Practitioner and Professor of Medicine and the Arts and Director of the Centre of the Humanities and Health at King's College London.

His Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) drew on his keen observations in his Hoxton consulting room, his patients’ homes and on the streets of London and his recognition that the trembling and agitation, bent posture, gait and frustrated volition previously thought to be separate phenomena, were symptoms that in fact appeared together.

One in 500 people in the UK suffer from Parkinson’s Disease. 11th April is International Parkinson’s Day.

Please note: The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret is situated in the attic of a 300 year old church and is only accessible by a 35 step spiral staircase.

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