Hidden Valley Road

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Hidden Valley Road

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Author :   Robert Kolker
Publisher :   Quercus
Published :   05/06/2021
ISBN :   9781787473829
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   352
Size (mm) :   196x128x30
Weight (g) :   280

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. The Galvin's story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia,... Read more
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. The Galvin's story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalisation, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations.