Tracing Woody Guthrie and Huntington's disease.

  title={Tracing Woody Guthrie and Huntington's disease.},
  author={J. Arevalo and J. Wojcieszek and P. Conneally},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={21 2},
Tracing the outlines of Woody Guthrie's life can be maddening. His outpouring of songs, words, and images attests to the rare creative spirit which possessed him like a devil, or angel, more often both. He was a figure which many of us hold dear as an emblematic American symbol of outspoken and independence-minded social consciousness. Drawn from Guthrie's collection of published and unpublished material in the Woody Guthrie Archives, including song lyrics, poems, prose, artwork--in short… Expand

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Nurses play a vital role as health care providers and advocates for the patient with Huntington disease, and have a significant impact on the social life of the family. Expand


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Huntington's disease.
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