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.

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