The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: Huntington's and the Making of a Genetic Disease by Alice Wexler
English | Sep. 30, 2008 | ISBN: 0300105029 | 278 Pages | PDF | 3.5 MB
When Phebe Hedges, a woman in East Hampton, New York, walked into the sea in 1806, she made visible the historical experience of a family affected by the dreaded disorder of movement, mind, and mood her neighbors called St.Vitus's dance. Doctors later spoke of Huntington’s chorea, and today it is known as Huntington's disease. This book is the first history of Huntington’s in America.