Oral Histories Interviews

History in Movement Disorders: Personal Reflections

The MDS Oral Histories Project aims to capture personal accounts of advances in the field of Movement Disorders - from 1817, when the first paper on Parkinson's disease was published, through the discovery of the underpinnings of levodopa and the founding of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and its continued growth.

The views expressed in these interviews are solely those of the interviewee and are recounted here for historical purposes. These views do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

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History of Neurosurgery

Neurologists and neurosurgeons, working together, have championed innovations in neurosurgical care to address patients with movement disorders failing medical management.

The following special section is dedicated to elaborating on neurosurgical advancements in treating patients with movement disorders. It was developed under the leadership of the Director of the Neurosurgery Task Force of The Movement Disorder Society, Professor Joachim K. Krauss (Direktor, Neurochirurgie, Zentrum Neurologische Medizin, Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover, Germany). Special recognition for developing this content and coordinating the project belongs to Dr. Karl Sillay, Dr. Kelly Foote and Dr. Marwan I. Hariz.  Read more