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That the opportunity of the county practitioner to contribute to the progress of medical science should not be neglected is shown by the history of the development of our knowledge of Huntington's chorea. Several previous observers had noticed these cases, but the attention of the scientific world was not attracted until Dr. Huntington, a recent graduate, and then a country practitioner, reported the results of his father's and his own observations. His description was so accurate and comprehensive that it has given his name to the disease. Neurographs devotes its second number to sketches of Huntington, and also Waters, Gorman, and Lyon who published observations before him and to a consideration of the present state of our knowledge of the disease as shown in contributions by various authors. It has been possible by the historical method to trace the cases described by the early writers and to determine that they
Neurographs. A Series of Neurologic Studies, Cases, and Notes. JAMA. 1908;LI(1):59. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540010063018
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