It is a pleasure to send Dr. Hayden's monograph on its way to as yet unknown but hopefully widespread destinations with all the valedictions a Foreword may contain. Since I met the author in Cape Town in 1978 I have been struck, on numerous occasions, by the fortuitous combination of an inquisitive mind, a creative drive, a sharp awareness of the historical and social setting of phenomena, and a solid discipline which his personality displays behind a good-natured laugh. If a tree is known by its fruits, both Dr Hayden's PhD thesis and the present monograph afford quite an insight into the auctor intellectualis. The amalgamation of the terrible mise ry behind scientifIc facts and the elegantly artistic presentation of this book will leave none of its readers unperturbed. It reminds me of Nietzsche's 'Denn das Schone ist nichts als des Schrecklichen Anfang, und wir bewundern es so weil es gelassen verschmaht uns zu zerstoren' (Beauty is but Horror's beginning, and we admire it because it resignedly spurns to destroy us). The book is a denial, a testimony against Juvenal's spurious 'Sternmata quid faciunt ... ' (of what value are pedigrees). For it is the very genetical prolongation of misery over the centuries that brought Huntington's chorea to South Africa, Australia and the USA from the shores of sea-faring seventeenth-century England and Holland.
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Descripción Springer, 1984. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP76122018
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Descripción Published by Springer-Verlag, 1981. No dustwrapper. Bottom of spine slightly damaged. Good condition. ISBN 3 540 10588 3. Nº de ref. de la librería 12971
Descripción Springer-Verlag, Germany, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. Clean hardback tightly bound in blue pictorial cloth with white titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. xviii + 192 pages, 69 illustrations in the text, references, index. Included with this book is a 56 page booklet 'On nursing Huntington's chorea' by Frank Gardham, and a relevany newspaper clipping. Nº de ref. de la librería 41780
Descripción Springer-Verlag, Berlin / New York., 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 8vo, hardcover. No dj. Good condition. Ex-lib copy w/ markings to opening pgs, text-block edges stamped, front pocket & spine label removed, leaving scuff-spot; interior bright & clean, unmarked, binding firm. xvii, 192 p., illus. Continuation and elaboration of thesis (doctoral--University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1979). Nº de ref. de la librería 1101130.63