11 April: World Parkinson's day

11 April: World Parkinson's day

The World Health Organization (who) set April 11 as the World Parkinson day in 1997, and on this day commemorates the day of all those affected by Parkinson's disease.

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This date coincides with the anniversary of the birth of Dr. James Parkinson, British neurologist who discovered this neurodegenerative disease in 1817.

Parkinson published a large number of jobs related to medicine, such as his work on the disease of gout in 1805. Also was editor of the earliest writings about peritonitis in the medical literature of England.

But the work which gave him fame was the publication of 'An essay on the shaking palsy', an essay written in which is described for the first time the paralysis agitans.