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Author Fadiman, Anne, 1953-

Title The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures / Anne Fadiman
Edition First paperback edition
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  306.461 Fad/Scy  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 341 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Series Medical Humanities collection HHSL
Contents 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
Summary "Explores the clash between a small country hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy".--BOOKJACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [313]-326
Subject Communication in medicine.
Epilepsy in children.
Hmong American children -- Medical care -- California.
Hmong American children.
Intercultural communication.
Hmong Americans -- Medicine.
Transcultural medical care -- California -- Case studies.
Transcultural medical care.
Attitude of Health Personnel.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Emigration and Immigration.
LC no. 97005175
ISBN 0374525641 (paperback)