Brain Storms

Brain Storms

The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease

Book - 2015
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"Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's-- with sixty thousand new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone-- and it remains an enigma, with doctors, researchers, and patients hunting for a cure. In Brain Storms, award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story, a story that takes on urgency when he is diagnosed with the debilitating illness. Palfreman chronicles how scientists have labored to crack the mystery of what was once called 'the shaking palsy,' from the earliest clinical descriptions to the cutting edge of molecular neuroscience. He charts the victories and setbacks of a massive international effort to best the disease, referred to as one of the best windows into the brain itself."--
Publisher: New York : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780374116170
0374116172
9780374711856
Branch Call Number: 616.83 PALFREMAN
Characteristics: viii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Mar 22, 2017

This book kept me as interested as any mystery novel. Jon Palfreman has obviously researched his subject, Parkinson's Disease, very thoroughly and the fact that he is living with it himself made the story more personal and poignant. I now have a great admiration for the researchers and for the "Parkies" who struggle with the disease every day. I wish them the best!

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