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The woman who walked into the sea : Huntington's and the making of a genetic disease / Alice Wexler.

Wexler, Alice, 1942-
[2008], ©2008
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New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2008], ©2008.

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xxiv, 253 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm


The death of Phebe Hedges -- The social course of St. Vitus's dance -- Inventing hereditary chorea -- Chorea and the clinical gaze -- The eyes of Elizabeth B. Muncey, M.D. -- Myths of origins and endings.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-241) and index.


  • English

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  • 9780300105025
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