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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
My mother had what we then called "shaking palsy" and involved only a shaking head. Is this the same thing as Parkinson`s?
Sir James Parkinson first gave a comprehensive description of the disease in his "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy." However, the head tremor you describe is more likely to be essential tremor.
Arif Dalvi, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati