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The Resource The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures, Anne Fadiman

The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures, Anne Fadiman

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The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures
Title
The spirit catches you and you fall down
Title remainder
a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures
Statement of responsibility
Anne Fadiman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos 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. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest. -- Provided by Publisher on back cover
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Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 1997, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Fadiman, Anne
Dewey number
362.109794
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.5.T73
LC item number
F33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 30
NLM item number
F145s 2012
Series statement
FSG Classics
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  • Transcultural medical care
  • Hmong American children
  • Hmong Americans
  • Intercultural communication
  • Epilepsy in children
  • Child
  • Epilepsy
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Infant
  • Laos
  • California
  • Laos
  • Epilepsy in children
  • Hmong Americans
  • Intercultural communication
  • Transcultural medical care
  • California
  • Hmong Americans
  • Medical care
  • Epilepsy
  • Communication
  • Culture
Label
The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures, Anne Fadiman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes new afterword by the author
  • Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-340) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
843124455
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 355 pages
Isbn
9780374533403
Lccn
2013370009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843124455
Label
The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures, Anne Fadiman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes new afterword by the author
  • Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
843124455
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 355 pages
Isbn
9780374533403
Lccn
2013370009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843124455

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