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Q:

Patients who are afflicted with Parkinson's disease and who have previously had the type of lobotomy operation, are they benefited? by L-DOPA?

Lasker:

Yes, they are, They are. It's some kind of a chemical deficiency that helps people, even though they've had the operation, even though it's been successful, and then the disease has started again, the remission has based, L-DOPA will help them. I think you said you had a friend? Get him to see Dr. Yahr at Columbia.

Q:

That's what I'm doing now, trying to do this.

Lasker:

Neurological Institute.

Q:

I asked this question because he has had two of these operations in Canada some years ago, and they hadn't been very effective.

Lasker:

Yes. Well, this is effective, if he isn't too disabled in other ways. It's effective in 75 percent of the people at least. But he should be hospitalized when he's getting them education.

Q:

That can be accomplished, I'm sure.

Lasker:

Then, support -- we tried to get special support for



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