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Did the "Woman in the Attic" in Jane Eyre Have Huntington Disease?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Volume
5
Pages
323–323
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7916/D8ZS2VN8
PMID: 26273542
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Brontë's character had features of Huntington disease as originally described by Huntington. Brontë's keen characterization may have increased awareness of treatment of neuropsychiatric patients in the Victorian era.

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