Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Huntington’s Disease

  • Huntington’s chorea

    JMS PearceHull, England In the history of medicine, few writers can have received a finer accolade than that bestowed by William Osler on George Huntington. Osler commented: “In the whole range of descriptive nosology there is not to my knowledge, an instance in which a disease has been so accurately and fully delineated in so…

  • Incurably curious: mystery and drama in clinical case reports

    Julia DahlkampLondon, United Kingdom Introduction In recent years the genre of the written medical case report1 has come to be regarded as unscientific, a form of anecdotal evidence low in the hierarchy of study designs.2 Clinical geneticists, on the other hand, have emphasized its unique quality, as a single observation can offer an understanding that…