28th May 2024

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Dr Sayer found out the connection between patients. They all suffered from encephalitis in their past. After research and meeting with a specialist, he learned about the post-encephalitic syndrome. In the neurological conference, in which he participated, he heard about L-dopa. That drug was effective in Parkinson’s disease. Dr Sayer came up with the idea, that L-dopa could help his patients (who had similar movement/ catatonic symptoms to parkinsonian patients). At the beginning, he succeeded.