• James Parkinson, a general physician, was interested in all facets of medical care, and wrote two books for the lay public that contained comments on diverse things. He may have been one of the first physicians to publicly describe child abuse. Some of his advice to the public was of a neurologic nature, and included directions on the diagnosis and treatment of pseudoseizures, epilepsy, drowning, and stroke.
Currier RD, Currier MM. James Parkinson: On Child Abuse and Other Things. Arch Neurol. 1991;48(1):95–97. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530130107027
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