Journal Article

George Huntington: a legacy of inquiry, empathy and hope

Alice Wexler, Edward J. Wild and Sarah J. Tabrizi

in Brain

Published on behalf of The Guarantors of Brain

Volume 139, issue 8, pages 2326-2333
Published in print August 2016 | ISSN: 0006-8950
Published online July 2016 | e-ISSN: 1460-2156 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/brain/aww165
George Huntington: a legacy of inquiry, empathy and hope

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On the centenary of George Huntington's death, Wexler et.al. reconsider the setting and the collaborative effort that produced his description of “hereditary chorea,” today Huntington's disease. Tracing the changing identity of this illness, they discuss the legacy of eugenics, the search for the gene, and ongoing research toward a cure.

Journal Article.  4510 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Neuroscience

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