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

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

Label
The woman who walked into the sea : Huntington's and the making of a genetic disease
Title
The woman who walked into the sea
Title remainder
Huntington's and the making of a genetic disease
Statement of responsibility
Alice Wexler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.Starting with the life of Phebe Hedges, Alice Wexler uses Huntington’s as a lens to explore the changing meanings of heredity, disability, stigma, and medical knowledge among ordinary people as well as scientists and physicians. She addresses these themes through three overlapping stories: the lives of a nineteenth-century family once said to zbelong to the diseasey; the emergence of Huntington’s chorea as a clinical entity; and the early-twentieth-century transformation of this disorder into a cautionary eugenics tale. In our own era of expanding genetic technologies, this history offers insights into the social contexts of medical and scientific knowledge, as well as the legacy of eugenics in shaping both the knowledge and the lived experience of this disease
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wexler, Alice
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hedges, Phebe
  • Huntington, George
  • Muncey, E. B
  • Hedges, Phebe
  • Huntington, George
  • Muncey, E. B
  • Hedges, Phebe
  • Huntington, George
  • Muncey, E. B
  • Huntington's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • HISTORY
  • Huntington's disease
  • New York (State)
  • Eugenics
  • Huntington Disease
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • New York
Label
The woman who walked into the sea : Huntington's and the making of a genetic disease, Alice Wexler
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn593242110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300158618
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1nkspg
  • b0591ef9-e8dc-4e17-879a-28bbf74fd859
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593242110
Label
The woman who walked into the sea : Huntington's and the making of a genetic disease, Alice Wexler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn593242110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300158618
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1nkspg
  • b0591ef9-e8dc-4e17-879a-28bbf74fd859
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593242110

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