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The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures / Anne Fadiman.
Fadiman, Anne, 1953-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
ix, 341 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -326) and index.
Wilson's Public Library
School Library Journal
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Examines cultural issues in the American health care system through the case of Lia, a Hmong-American girl suffering from epilepsy whose treatment by doctors in California conflicted with the traditional healing beliefs held by her family.
Interest level: Adult
Transcultural medical care--California--Case studies.
Hmong American children--Medical care--California.
Epilepsy in children.
Medical care--Case studies.
Hmong Americans--Medical care.
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