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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Paperback

Author: Fadiman, Anne
ISBN: 9780374533403 Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants, members of the Hmong tribe, whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter came into conflict with doctors' methods.

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