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

Discusses a sick child of Laotian immigrants whose beliefs conflict with Western medicine.

Main Author: Fadiman, Anne, 1953-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Ã1997.
Physical Description: xi, 339 p. ; 25 cm.
Edition: 1st ed.
Table of 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.