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J R Soc Med. 2005 July; 98(7): 338.
PMCID: PMC1168933

Parkinsonism in a ham-seller

Dr Budrys (April 2005 JRSM1) recognizes features of parkinsonism in Mr Kulik the ham-seller as portrayed by Isidore Weiss in 1814. From his name Weiss is Jewish, and probably Kulik also—in which case Kulik's affliction could be the artist's ironic comment on the penalties of selling unclean meat.

References

1. Budrys V. Parkinson's disease before Parkinson, Vilnius 1814. J R Soc Med 2005;98: 178-9 [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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