History of Huntington’s Disease
Dr. George Huntington
George Huntington (April 9, 1850 – March 3, 1916) was an American physician from Long Island, New York who contributed the clinical description of the disease that bears his name – Huntington's disease. Dr. Huntington wrote his paper “On Chorea” when he was 22 years old, a year after receiving his medical degree from Columbia University in New York. “On Chorea” was first published in the Medical and Surgical Reporter of Philadelphia on April 13, 1872. Click here to Learn More about Dr. George Huntington.