Monday, September 28, 2009

Shamans! Coming to a hospital near you.

The Nytimes recently published an article on Hmong Shamans and medical care and it reminded me of a great book on Sociology + Health: Anne Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Head to 306.461 F145 for that title and peruse the nearby stacks for more books on transcultural medical care, social medicine and health and sickness from a social standpoint. Watch PBS's film The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America for even more information!

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