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THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN; The Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, And The Collision Of Two Cultures

THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN; The Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, And The Collision Of Two Cultures

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THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN; The Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, And The Collision Of Two Cultures

by Fadiman, anne

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New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997. Trade paperback. Light shelfwear. Very Good. 348pp. Including: Preface, Notes on sources, Bibliography, Acknowledgements and Index. From back cover: The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Loas over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy.

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures is a 1997 book by Anne Fadiman that chronicles the struggles of a Hmong refugee family and their interactions with the health care system in Merced, California. On the most basic level, the book tells the story of the girl Lia Lee, who is diagnosed with severe epilepsy, and the culture conflict that obstructs her treatment.

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Title
THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN; The Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, And The Collision Of Two Cultures
Author
Fadiman, anne
Book Condition
Used - Trade paperback. Light shelfwear. Very Good
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Paperback
ISBN 10
0374525641
ISBN 13
9780374525644
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date Published
1997

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