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Still seeking the key to Parkinson’s treatment

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The other weekend, I was talking with a friend about Parkinson’s Disease.  One of our synagogue members is succumbing; during the discussion, my friend  mentioned that his mom also suffered from the ailment.  And, when I told him so did my grandfather, he mentioned how he was surprised that L-Dopa was the experimental treatment his mom tried- and that the doctor who was involved was at St. Barnabas in New York.  To which I replied, he meant Dr. Bill Cooper- which blew him away.  Because that was the name he was trying to draw up in his memory.  It was pretty clear that we must have crossed paths some 47 years ago.

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Finally? A long-term treatment for Parkinson’s Disease?

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I’ve written about Parkinson’s Disease often.  (Here, here, and here– for starters.)  My grandfather, Sol Kuchlik (A’H) succumbed to the disorder.  It, therefore, became one of those ailments (besides kidney and respiratory disorders) that attracted my attention over the years.

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