James Parkinson

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Birthday
11, 1755
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 21, 1824 (69)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1755
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 21, 1824 (69)

About

Prominent English surgeon and geologist who discovered Parkinson's disease.

Before Fame

He was very interested in politics and supported the French Revolution.

Trivia

In 1817, he discovered paralysis agitans, which would later be known as Parkinson's disease.

Family Life

He married Mary Dale in 1783, and together they had six children.

Associated With

Another famous surgeon is Dr. Charles Drew.