Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

by Gerald M. Stern
     
 

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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1982, there have been radical changes in our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its treatment, and in social attitudes towards the condition. This new edition discusses these changes, presenting revised and updated information in answer to questions commonly asked by both patients and their families. It

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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1982, there have been radical changes in our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its treatment, and in social attitudes towards the condition. This new edition discusses these changes, presenting revised and updated information in answer to questions commonly asked by both patients and their families. It covers the history of the illness, the evolution of medical knowledge, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and how it is treated, including such radical new therapies as brain implants. The book also offers practical advice on living with Parkinsonism. It is the only such book to be written at a level easily accessible to nonspecialists.

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Tightly organized and well-honed presentation. Revised edition (first published in 1982) considers: nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, protozoa, arthropods. Highlighted by a series of 350 illustrations, including 34 parasitic life cycle drawings. Twenty-three contributions from North America and Europe and from a variety of perspectives consider experimental and clinical advances in the understanding and treatment of Parkinson's disease. The papers are arranged in three sections, addressing neurosciences, clinical considerations, and therapy of Parkinson's disease. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781715980
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Advances in Neurology Series
Pages:
670

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