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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
Title
The enlightened Mr. Parkinson
Title remainder
the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name
Statement of responsibility
Cherry Lewis
Title variation
Enlightened Mister Parkinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
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
Label
The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name, Cherry Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn995879254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681774541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o959809069
  • (OCoLC)995879254
Label
The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name, Cherry Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn995879254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681774541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o959809069
  • (OCoLC)995879254

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