George Huntington (1850-1916) and Hereditary Chorea

@article{Lanska2000GeorgeH,
  title={George Huntington (1850-1916) and Hereditary Chorea},
  author={Douglas J. Lanska},
  journal={Journal of the History of the Neurosciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={9},
  pages={76 - 89}
}
  • D. Lanska
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Although Huntington's disease has existed since at least the seventeenth century, and although several physicians provided earlier descriptions of hereditary chorea, Huntington's disease was not generally recognized until the classic description by George Huntington (1850–1916) in 1872. This paper – on the sesquicentennial of Huntington's birth – reviews Huntington's original and later contributions to the description of this disorder, his professional presentations and correspondence on the… 
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