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Fadiman, Anne, 1953-
The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures / Anne Fadiman.
Paperback edition.
FarrarStraus and Giroux,
Copyright Date:
ix, 355 pages ; 21 cm.
Transcultural medical care--California--Case studies.
Hmong American children--Medical care--California.
Hmong Americans--Medicine.
Intercultural communication.
Epilepsy in children.
"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-340) and index.
Birth -- Fish soup -- The spirit catches you and you fall down -- Do doctors eat brains? -- Take as directed -- High-velocity transcortical lead therapy -- Government property -- Foua and Nao Kao -- A little medicine and a little neeb -- War -- The big one -- Flight -- Code X -- The melting pot -- Gold and dross -- Why did they pick Merced? -- The eight questions -- The life or the soul -- The sacrifice.
A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods.
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