George Huntington(1850-1916) described Huntington’s chorea in 1872. It seems to have occasioned New England witch hunts before being recognised as a medical condition. One year out of medical school he travelled to Middleport, Ohio to address the local medical society. This brief, anecdotal, unreferenced address was published eight weeks later in the Medical and Surgical Reporter of Philadelphia (v 26, no. 15, April 13, 1872) . Later he practised as a general practitioner in New York state.