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George Huntington - bibliography

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American physician, born April 9, 1850, East Hampton, Long Island, New York; died March 3, 1916, Cairo, New York.


  • C. S. Stevenson:
    A biography of George Huntington, M.D.
    Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Baltimore, 1934, 2: 53.
  • R. M. van der Weiden:
    George Huntington and George Sumner Huntington. A tale of doctors.
    Proceedings of the XXXIInd International Congress on the History of Medicine. Edited by Eric Fierens et al. Bruxelles : Societas Belgica Historiae Medicinae, 1991: 615-619
    The authors draws attention to the fact, that some autors were confusing George Huntington (1850-1916) with George Sumner Huntington (1861-1927), an anatomist.
  • R. M. van der Weiden:
    George Huntington: the man behind the eponym.
    Journal of Medical Genetics, London, 1993, 30: 1042.
  • Douglas J Lanska:
    George Huntington (1850-1916) and Hereditary Chorea.
    Journal of the History of Neurosciences, 2000, 76-89.
We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper for information submitted.

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