Huntington was born in the U.S. and was trained here in medicine. His interest in hereditary chorea began in 1871 and he wrote and presented his paper on this in 1872. He always acknowledges that his grandfather and father had kindled his interest in chorea. He spent a lifetime in this specific medical infirmity but still worked as a general practitioner in medicine. He was never on a medical faculty nor did he do any other research but he will be remembered as making the most lucid and accurate description of this illness.

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