"Detailed and evocative. . . . Wexler re-creates a picture of a long-ago place where doctors lived next-door to their patients and where generation after generation of a community's most prominent members struggled with a crippling disease."-Amy Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal Alice Wexler is a research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the author of Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Research.