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With shaking hands : aging with Parkinson's disease in America's heartland

Author: Samantha Solimeo
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in medical anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concentrates on the account of elder Americans in rural Iowa who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (PD). Focusing on the impact of chronic illness on an aging population, this title  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Solimeo, Samantha, 1974-
With shaking hands.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)760072567
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha Solimeo
ISBN: 9780813545431 0813545439 9780813545448 0813545447
OCLC Number: 243818560
Description: xi, 192 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Ethnography and age in the field --
It takes a little while to find out for sure --
It's a nasty, hiding disease --
I don't know what to blame it on --
I don't know what's worse, Parkinson's or the medications --
It gets worse --
Changing bodies, changing roles --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in medical anthropology.
Responsibility: Samantha Solimeo.
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A richly detailed and touching ethnographic portrayal of the experiences of elderly people with Parkinson's disease. It is pertinent reading for researchers and clinicians as well as students, Read more...

 
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