The Resource The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name, Cherry Lewis

The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name, Cherry Lewis

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The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name
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The enlightened Mr. Parkinson
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the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name
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Cherry Lewis
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Enlightened Mister Parkinson
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eng
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A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson -- after whom Parkinson's disease is named -- and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London. Author Cherry Lewis examines Parkinson's three seemingly disparate passions: medicine, politics, and fossils. As a political radical, Parkinson was interrogated over a plot to kill King George III, putting himself in danger of being exiled. He helped Edward Jenner set up smallpox vaccination stations across London, saving countless lives. He also wrote the first scientific study of fossils in English, jump-starting a craze for fossil hunting in Britain. Parkinson was truly one of the intellectual pioneers of 'the age of wonder,' forgotten to history -- until now. -- Adapted from book jacket
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The enlightened Mr. Parkinson
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Describes the scientific contributions made by the namesake of Parkinson’s disease, who identified the condition 200 years ago, and who was a political and scientific radical rumored to be involved in a plot to kill King George III and who jump-started a fossil craze
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individual biography
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10574210
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FSP
Dewey number
  • 616.8/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC339.52.P376
LC item number
L49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Cherry Lewis
The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name, Cherry Lewis
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The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name, Cherry Lewis
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-298) and index
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Contents
Prologue: A hole in the head -- Living and bleeding in London -- The hanged man -- Fear of the knife -- The radical Mr. Parkinson -- The Pop Gun Plot -- Trials and other tribulations -- Dangerous sports -- A pox in all your houses -- the fossil question -- A sublime and difficult science -- 'Tis a mad, mad world in Hoxton -- the name of the father, and of the son -- The shaking palsy -- Reforms and rewards -- Epilogue: A fragment of DNA
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24 cm
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Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681774541
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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cat24
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illustrations (some color)
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  • ocn995879254
  • (OCoLC)995879254
  • 1413253

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