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March 1992

Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patient and Family

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Columbus, Ohio

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(3):215-216. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530270021008

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Dr Roger Duvoisin has an unparalleled reputation for the elegant phrase, as a researcher who has made lifetime contributions in Parkinson's disease, as a perceptive clinician, and certainly as an educator of patients. This, the third edition of Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patient and Family reflects progress during the exciting past 6 years. Previous editions have been read by more intelligent patients and families concerned with Parkinson's disease than any other serious handbook. Lay groups have been supportive in the distribution of "the guide," and individual practitioners continue to recommend this work for the new patient who wishes more details than are readily available from any single other source. The previous superb descriptions of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are retained in this edition with, as outlined in the forward, some reduction in emphasis on certain medications, such as the anticholinergics.

Dr Duvoisin has added, in particular, lucid comments

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