Eugenics, frontal lobotomies, and a link (inaccurate) between Huntington disease and the Salem witch trials. It’s all in Robin Lindley’s conversation with Dr. Tom Bird, a medical pioneer and University of Washington researcher. For History News Network, Robin (@robinlindley2) asked Bird about his new book on Huntington disease, a fatal inherited neurodegenerative condition. Their discussion also covers medical ethics, clinical compassion, and many intriguing patient stories. image: Can You Help Me? Oxford University Press
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