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Author Fadiman, Anne, 1953-

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

Edition First paperback edition.
Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  306.461 FAD    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  306.461 FAD    AVAILABLE
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Description ix, 341 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [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.)
9780374525644 (pbk.)
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