• James Parkinson | Parkinson's Disease
    James Parkinson was an English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist, most famous for his 1817 work, Essay on the Shaking Palsy, a description of the disease which later became known as Parkinson's Disease.

  • Essay on the Shaking Palsy
    By Dr. James Parkinson - a description of the disease which later became known as Parkinson's Disease.

  • What Is Parkinson's Disease?
    To put it simply, Parkinson's is a disease (movement disorder) that affects the functioning of a small part of the brain.

  • Understanding Parkinson's Disease
    The condition was first established as a clinical entity in 1817 by a London physician, James Parkinson (1755-1824), in his Essay on the Shaking Palsy.