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    An Argentine medical man, Dr. Marcelino Urquia, believes he may have found a cure for?

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    An Argentine medical man, Dr. Marcelino Urquia, believes he may have found a cure for Parkinson's disease.

    SYNOPSIS: In recent months Dr. Urquia has been lecturing students at a Buenos Aires hospital in the methods he uses to combat the crippling disease. Until now there has been no known cure, but if he continues to succeed in successfully treating patients his find could mean liberation for millions of sufferers throughout the world.

    Some of his patients were wiling to be filmed as he demonstrated his cure. The disease is a chronic malady that attacks the central nervous system - mainly striking down people in middle age. Its progression is slow - starting with perhaps the scuffing of a foot and tremors in the hands, but accelerating to such an extent that the patient becomes almost totally incapacitated.

    Dr. Urquia's treatment involves the use of various drugs combined with a continuous intravenous drip. He believes the medication acts on the network of the central nervous system and co-ordinates brain messages with muscular movements. By the fourth day Dr. Urquia says there is a marked improvement in the patient and symptoms begin to disappear.

    In the past a cure for Parkinson's disease has been attempted through surgery, and although there have been some satisfactory results, this method has only helped to control the patient's tremblings but has been able to do little to overcome the rigidity in limbs. Dr. Urquia claims that some of the people he has treated are now leading normal lives, and, where in the past they could not even hold a pencil in their hands, now have full control and can draw and write satisfactorily.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2XEJ8OR8SPCKGT0BPIB5NQSV
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2XEJ8OR8SPCKGT0BPIB5NQSV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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