IRVING S. COOPER, M.D.
During the last seven and one-half years my associates and I have had the opportunity of examining in considerable detail 5,000 patients with parkinsonism. Of these, 1,000 were submitted to surgery of the basal ganglia in the form of anterior choroidal artery occlusion, or chemopallidectomy or chemothalamectomy. It is the purpose of this report to summarize briefly the pertinent clinical data of this investigation.
Although the primary aim of our investigation has been the development of an accurate, relatively certain, practical and safe means of relieving the tremor and rigidity of parkinsonism by basal ganglia surgery, a multidisciplinary investigation has
COOPER IS. RESULTS OF 1,000 CONSECUTIVE BASAL GANGLIA OPERATIONS FOR PARKINSONISM12. Ann Intern Med. ;52:483–499. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-483
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):483-499.
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