Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
by Robert Kolker Author
An unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope; from the era of institutionalization and lobotomy comes the story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease. The Galvin family became one of the first to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health and unbeknownst to them, 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.
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