Parkinson's Handbook

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An inspiring, practical guide for patients and their families by a Mayo Clinic surgeon with Parkinson's Disease.
This is a unique and valuable guide designed especially for Parkinsonian patients and their families. Dr. McGoon has all the medical know-how of an eminent physician—and, as a patient, he is intimately familiar with the ways in which Parkinsonians suffer. In this inspiring and practical volume, he explains the basics of this mysterious disease, describes his own ...

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Overview

An inspiring, practical guide for patients and their families by a Mayo Clinic surgeon with Parkinson's Disease.
This is a unique and valuable guide designed especially for Parkinsonian patients and their families. Dr. McGoon has all the medical know-how of an eminent physician—and, as a patient, he is intimately familiar with the ways in which Parkinsonians suffer. In this inspiring and practical volume, he explains the basics of this mysterious disease, describes his own innovative program to combat its symptoms, and tells Parkinsonians how to maintain that strength of spirit which can be their best defense. The Parkinson's Handbook will be required reading for the one and a half million Americans who suffer from this disease and for the people who care for them.

Onset of the disease/epidemiology/diagnosis/treatment/ways to fight back as patient/written by MD who has Parkinson's.

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Editorial Reviews

Lola Prinzeles
“Reading this book ought to be a prerequisite for all persons involved in coping with Parkinson's Disease, by they patients, caregivers, or health care professionals.”
Morris K. Udall
“Finally, a book that simplifies the terminology and Latin terms that too often are the Parkinson's patient's only clues to the disease. An educational and insightful book.”
Joseph Jankovic
“Extremely interesting and informative. I know that it will be a popular book among patients and their caregivers.”
Library Journal
McGoon, professor emeritus of surgery at the Mayo Clinic's Medical School, has taken his own experiences as a Parkinson's patient and combined them with his research and knowledge of the disease to produce a book that is sure to be of great use to others with the disease. While he cautions that every patient is different and likely to experience symptoms differently, he gives insight into the limitations the disease imposes and how he works through them. McGoon gives a lot of medical background both in description of the disease and its current drug therapy. This is above all a book with a great deal of heart. It extends hope and comfort to Parkinson's victims and their families. Since there's not much out there that deals with this disease, this book should be welcome in most public libraries.-- Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp., Northbrook, Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393311433
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 376,490
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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