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This brief book is written in lay language and is designed for patients with Parkinson's disease and their families. In a remarkably clear fashion, the authors have addressed the nature, symptoms, course, pathogenesis, and treatment of Parkinson's disease. In addition, guidelines for daily living and a discussion of future prospects are included. The two appendixes include international information regarding Parkinson's disease foundations, other organizations of relevance to chronically ill patients, and a list of some useful publications. Finally, a glossary of medical terms is included. This book represents a clear and concise summary of medical knowledge regarding Parkinson's disease for consumption by lay individuals. This book should be made available to all patients with the illness, as the authors' conviction that "it is better to try and cope with known problems than unknown irrational fears" is well founded.
Kurlan R. Parkinson's Disease: The Facts. Arch Neurol. 1991;48(11):1114. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530230022006
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