Literature Corner

"Huntington's Disease: The Facts" by Oliver Quarrell

Published: 1999

Length: 139 pages

Summary: This book provides a simple and thorough introduction to all aspects of Huntington’s disease. Topics that are discussed include the history of Huntington’s disease discoveries, patient organizations, and scientific research.  The author also covers behavioral, neurological, and physical characteristics, the genetics of HD, and genetic counseling. Quarrell uses straightforward language, simple metaphors, and diagrams to explain all the basics of HD, making “Huntington’s Disease” a useful tool for patients or family members who need an easy, accurate overview of HD.

CMB 02/26/2013