Julie Ekkers's Reviews > The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
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Jan 24, 08

bookshelves: non-ficition
Read in January, 2006

This book is about the treatment of a Hmong girl with epilepsy. More accurately, it is about the tragedy that results when the traditional medical community clashes with a more non-traditional and certainly less mainstream culture. It's a pretty unforgettable story of people, all of whom were trying to do right, and still, it came out all wrong.
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