Advertisement

Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

The woman who walked into the sea: Huntington’s and the making of a genetic disease

Alice Wexler, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2008, ISBN: 9780300105025, $30.00, 288 pages

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Critchley M (1934) Huntington’s chorea and East Anglia. J State Med 42:575–587

  2. Davenport CB, Muncey E (1916) Huntington’s chorea in relation to heredity and eugenics. Am J Insanity 73:215

  3. Lindee S (2005) Moments of truth in genetic medicine. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

  4. Olson M (2008) Davenport’s dream. In: Witkowski JA, Inglis JR (eds) Davenport’s dream. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York, pp 77–98

  5. Penrose LS (1948) The problem of anticipation in pedigrees of dystrophia myotonica. Ann Eugen 14:125–132

  6. Vessie PR (1932) On the transmission of Huntington’s chorea for 300 years: the Bures family group. J Nerv Ment Dis 76:553–573

  7. Wexler A (1995) Mapping fate. A memoir of family, risk and genetic research. Times Books, New York

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Peter S. Harper.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Harper, P.S. The woman who walked into the sea: Huntington’s and the making of a genetic disease. Hum Genet 125, 111–112 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-008-0594-5

Download citation