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Author Fadiman, Anne, 1953-

Title The spirit catches you and you fall down [kit] : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures / Anne Fadiman.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998, c1997.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Storage    306.461 FAD    DUE 07-08-22
Description ix, 341, [7] p. ; 21 cm. + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
Note "Reader's Guide": p. [343]-[348].
Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-326) and index.
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.
Subject Transcultural medical care -- California -- Case studies.
Hmong American children -- Medical care -- California.
Hmong Americans -- Medicine.
Intercultural communication.
Epilepsy in children.
ISBN 0374525641 (pbk.) : $15.00

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