The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Anne Fadiman

Written more than fifteen years ago and now required reading for many first-year medical students, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a seminal work in the field of medical anthropology. Telling the heart-wrenching story of Lia Lee, a young Hmong child with severe epilepsy, her American doctors, her family and Hmong community, this is a case study in cultural misunderstanding. Incredibly well-researched and nuanced, yet with a compelling and emotional narrative, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down raises fundamental questions about the purpose of medicine and the nature of healing.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics) By Anne Fadiman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374533403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 24th, 2012

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

These days, scientists all over the world use cells raised in culture to answer questions fundamental to modern medicine. They are the backbone of basic science research. But where, or more importantly who did those cells originally come from? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American woman living in Baltimore, the doctors and scientists at John’s Hopkins who took and used her cells, and Henrietta’s family who continued to live in poverty. Thought-provoking and assiduously researched, this is a story of discovery and disparity, business and ethics, science and equity.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed

In Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed, the much-acclaimed author of Wild, doles out words of wisdom through the voice of her online persona, Sugar. Sugar is the affectionate, tough-loving voice of a woman who's had her share of travails in life. With her characteristic wit and willingness to vulnerably share about her life's most difficult moments, Strayed has created a uniquely beautiful work of advice and memoir. Strayed encourages radical empathy and self-empowerment. She argues that by being ferociously loving and listening to our deepest selves, we can best share that love with others.

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar By Cheryl Strayed Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

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