The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

Agent Orange

It took my wife to find the connection to my Viet Nam service, Agent Orange and Parkinson’s. Apparently while I was stumbling around in the bush with “Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children” (I was a Hospital Corpsman stationed with the Marines) dispensing diarrhea medicine and curing headaches I was getting exposed to Dioxin in the form of Agent Orange… sort of a delayed “booby trap” that got me some 40 years later. There are estimated over 80,000 vets with Parkinson’s and 45,000 of them were exposed to Agent Orange! WOWSER!

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Written by martyworld

July 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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  1. We have something else in common. I also was a Navy Doc with the Marines… never went to Nam. Served at Second Medical Bn. at Camp Lejeune 1975-1977.

  2. corpsman up! I did my field medical training at Camp Pendleton…

    martyworld

    August 21, 2011 at 2:17 am


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