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 Schöne ist nichts als des Schrecklichen Anfang, und wir bewundern es so weil es gelassen verschmäht uns zu zerstören' (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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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007779267
Book Description Springer. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G3540105883I5N10
Book Description Springer, 1984. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP76122018
Book Description Published by Springer-Verlag, 1981. No dustwrapper. Bottom of spine slightly damaged. Good condition. ISBN 3 540 10588 3. Bookseller Inventory # 12971
Book Description Springer-Verlag, Germany, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 41780
Book Description Springer-Verlag, Berlin / New York., 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: 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). Bookseller Inventory # 1101130.63
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Huntingtons Chorea. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0481269
Book Description Springer, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # SONG3540105883