The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's


Muhhamed Ali’s last fight with Larry Holmes was hurtful to watch. Unbeknownst to the champ HE WAS ALREADY SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSONS! He was slow and unsteady, not the vital fighting machine he was in earlier fights (to be fair, his fight doc said he needed to slow down as earlier in his career, he was showing signs of symptoms maybe even that early). Many people thought it was “pugilista dementia” or getting hit too many but subsequent imaging of the brain showed that it indeed was Parkinson’s. He’s STILL my champ and STILL the greatest! That snappy banter is gone but you can still see the champ is still inside.


Written by martyworld

August 6, 2011 at 3:47 am

Posted in Parkinson's

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  1. Had no idea, Marty! Always thought he was ‘punch drunk’. Thanks for that, and for ROPA-DOPAMINE!!!!

    Al G

    August 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

  2. Janet Reno comes next…


    August 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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