Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Geology

  • Parkinson’s disease, the enduring eponym

    The man who described what Jean Charcot six decades later called “la maladie de Parkinson” was a man of many parts. In his youth he studied Greek and Latin, and also learned shorthand, which he considered an essential skill for a doctor. He was an avid collector of fossils, minerals, and shells, and went on…