The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson

The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon

Author: Cherry Lewis

Publisher: Icon Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 10,000 new cases each year in the UK alone, and yet few know anything about the man the disease is named after. In 1817 – exactly 200 years ago – James Parkinson (1755–1824) defined the disease so precisely that we still diagnose it today by recognising the symptoms he identified. The story of this remarkable man’s contributions to the Age of the Enlightenment is told through his three passions – medicine, politics and fossils. As a political radical Parkinson was interrogated over a plot to kill King George III and revealed as the author of anti-government pamphlets, a crime for which many were transported to Australia; while helping Edward Jenner set up smallpox vaccination stations across London, he wrote the first scientific study of fossils in English, which led to fossil-hunting becoming the nation’s latest craze – just a glimpse of his many achievements. Cherry Lewis restores this neglected pioneer to his rightful place in history, while creating a vivid and pungent portrait of life as an ‘apothecary surgeon’ in Georgian London.

Rebels, Scholars, Explorers

Women in Vertebrate Paleontology

Author: Annalisa Berta

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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Category: Science

Page: 344

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Illuminating the discoveries, collections, and studies of fossil vertebrates conducted by women in vertebrate paleontology, Rebels, Scholars, Explorers will be on every paleontologist's most-wanted list and should find a broader audience in the burgeoning sector of readers from all backgrounds eager to learn about women in the sciences.

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Author: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Category: Industrial arts

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Varieties of Irish History

From Ancient and Modern Sources and Original Documents

Author: James J. Gaskin

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Category: Dalkey (Dublin)

Page: 446

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Two Hundred Years Ago

An Account of the Ejection of the Puritans from the Church of England, and the Efforts Made to Restore Them, with a Sketch of Their Rise

Author: David Mountfield

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Category: Act of Uniformity (1662)

Page: 158

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The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, LL.D.

Containing Essay on the Sin and Evils of Covetousness; Celestial Scenery; the Sidereal Heavens; Practical Astronomer; the Solar System, with Moral and Religious Reflections; the Atmospheres, and Atmospherical Phenomena

Author: Thomas Dick

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Category: Education

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