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A patient's progress

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Science  18 Dec 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6267, pp. 1480
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad5574

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They say that each event that happens to you prepares you for the next step on life's journey. The award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman, best known for his 1982 Nova documentary, The Case of the Frozen Addict, is likely to agree with this. As he meticulously researched the story of six young heroin addicts who suddenly developed severe Parkinson's disease after ingesting a bad batch of heroin, little did he know that several decades later he, too, would be diagnosed with this disease. Brain Storms is Jon Palfreman's frank autobiography about life after his diagnosis and his quest to learn everything possible about this incurable neurodegenerative disorder.