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Preview — Deep in the Brain by Helmut Dubiel
Deep in the Brain: Living with Parkinson's Disease
At the age of forty-six, philosopher and university professor Helmut Dubiel was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In the early stages of his sickness, fearing censure and ostracism, Dubiel did his utmost to conceal his condition. But when his symptoms became too obvious to camouflage, he was obliged to admit defeat and decided to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery. F...more
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So often considered by me and others like me as one of the more treatable of neurodegenerative conditions, I have realized that I tend to overlook the sheer havoc it wreaks in the life of the sufferer. Its classic description of a triad of slowness, rigidity and tremors ...more
Frankly, most books about Parkinson's are a bore, written by people whose literary greatness is largely work-in-progress. In addition, who wants to read another book on Parkinson's disease. Mr Dubiel, instead, merely uses his disease to provide insight into various issues such as stereotying, work life, medical advancement, the psyche etc.
A book that I can certainly relate to (Young Onset Person with Parkinson's as supposed to all the other stories' usual starting lin ...more