Late 19th century remedy for Parkinson’s

December 26, 2011

This curious looking device is one of Prof. Charcot’s inventions. After learning of some reports indicating that people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease sometimes experience improvement in their condition during lengthy rail-road voyages, Charcot decided to get the same result with this machine.  In 1892, La Nature: revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux [...]

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Dr. Marage’s apparatus for the study of speech and sound (circa 1900).

December 23, 2011
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