Parkinson's Disease: Episode 3: January, February 1966

Letters from the Past

01-10-2020 • 10 mins

This episode focuses on the correspondence between a Parkinson's disease sufferer and multiple doctors as all parties push for a cure.  Some of the correspondence is from Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz whose research was essential in the creation of treatment still used to this day.

You are indeed right about the progressive character of Parkinson's Disease.  Two years ago I was able to walk any distance with a slight limp.  Now my range due to weakness is 200 yards.

I have asked the National Parkinson's Foundation to send you a copy of a book containing reports on the Symposium held at Miami Beach April 9, 1964.