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RA418.5.T73F33 1997
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TITLE: The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures / Anne Fadiman.
AUTHOR: Fadiman, Anne, 1953-
PUBLISHED: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
DESCRIPTION: ix, 341 p. ; 25 cm.
EDITION: 1st ed.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-326) and index.
NOTES: Wilson's Public Library
NOTES: School Library Journal
NOTES: Library Journal Starred
NOTES: 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.
NOTES: Interest level: Adult
SUBJECT: Transcultural medical care--California--Case studies.
SUBJECT: Hmong American children--Medical care--California.
SUBJECT: Hmong Americans--Medicine.
SUBJECT: Intercultural communication.
SUBJECT: Epilepsy in children.
SUBJECT: Medical care--Case studies.
SUBJECT: Hmong Americans--Medical care.
SUBJECT: Cultural relations.
SUBJECT: Epilepsy.

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