Huntington's disease (page 1 of 3)
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George Huntington's 1872 description of ''Hereditary chorea'', now known as Huntington's disease, is a classic in the medical literature. In less than 2 pages it gives the key features of the disorder, including its inheritance (never skips a generation), its progressive nature and its clinical features (including mental involvement).
Although earlier reports are now recognised as being the same disorder, Huntington's description is deservedly remembered as the one that establshed the condition as a specific entity, separate from the other , common types of choreic movement disorder.