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Spoken Sound
Author Kolata, Gina Bari, 1948-

Title Mercies in disguise [sound recording] / by Gina Kolata.

Publication Info. Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Audiobook CD  CD AB 616.042 Kol    ---  Available
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Note Unabridged.
Title from container.
Performer Narrated by Andrea Gallo.
System Details Compact discs.
Note In container (17 cm.).
Summary Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution--not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma--fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process.
Subject Baxley family.
Baxley family -- Health.
Baxley, Amanda.
Medical genetics.
Genetic disorders.
Genetic screening -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Added Author Gallo, Andrea (Narrator) Narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781501945366
Music No. C04639 Recorded Books

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