Medicine: Freezing for Parkinson's

The movies that Manhattan's Dr. Irving S. Cooper showed to the American Medical Association last week were heartrending even to medical men familiar with the ravages of disease. There were pictures of adult victims of Parkinson's disease, or "shaking palsy"—men who could not stay the agitated tremor of their rigid, half-clenched hands, or could not walk except in jerky petits pas. There were children suffering from nerve disorders similar to Parkinsonism. During an attack, a pretty girl of eleven was doubled up, her whole body distorted and shaking. A boy the same age was bent backwards; eventually, said Dr. Cooper, his...

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