The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson
The Pioneering Life of A Forgotten Surgeon and the Mysterious Disease That Bears His NameBook - 2017
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.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017
Characteristics: xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Call Number: B PARKINSON J LEWIS
Alternative Title: Enlightened Mister Parkinson