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Monday, September 18, 2006

Dr. Albert C. England, 94


Albert C. England remembered riding around in a horse and buggy while his father made house calls during his childhood in Pittsfield.

Many years later, Dr. England made house calls himself in Lincoln, often with one of his three children in tow.

Dr. England, a neurologist who specialized in Parkinson's disease and epilepsy, died August 27 at Clark House. He was 94 and had been living in Lincoln for 50 years.

As a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. England had his own private practice. He was also an assistant to the late Dr. Robert S. Schwab, who pioneered treatment for Parkinson's.

The two developed the Schwab and England Activity of Daily Living Scale, a series of questions which helped numerically rate patients and the functions they could perform.

The scale is still in use today.

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