Parkinson of the disease - apothecary, pamphleteer, fossilist, storyteller

13 September 2017 5.15pm 6.15pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Brian Hurwitz, Professor of Medicine and the Arts, King's College London


Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156 | Janet Walwyn |


In the 200th year since the publication of Essay on the Shaking Palsy, this talk explores James Parkinson's contributions to the print culture of his day. Parkinson's writings reveal the thoughts and projects of a socially engaged eighteenth-century apothecary-surgeon with diverse scientific interests.  When his Essay appeared in 1817, he was at least as well known for his radical political pamphleteering and geological communications as he was for his work as a doctor.


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