James Parkinson

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James Parkinson FGS (11 April 1755 – 21 December 1824)[1] was an English surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist, and political activist. He researched and discovered Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson was born in Shoreditch, London. He died from a stroke in Langthorne, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, aged 69.

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  1. Lewis, Cherry; Knell, Simon J. (2009). The making of the Geological Society of London. Geological Society. pp. 62 & 83. ISBN 978-1-86239-277-9.