I thought this book was extraordinary (sp).
You learn about Lia Lee (the child with epilepsy)and also about the Hmong society.
This book is heart-wrenching,there are many sad moments.
medical anthropology mixed with a compelling personal story
It's a real story that touches my heart while filling me with a lot of shocking information and anecdotes. I definitely want to read it again!
A very hilarious and sobering read. This book deftly puts across the importance of cultural understanding in a patient-doctor relationship in an attention-grabbing way. It also explains the culture and practices of the Hmong people pretty well, without boring the reader.
I am amazed at how the author (Anne Fadiman) is able to write a piece of non-fiction work, balancing the view points of both the doctors and the patient without being biased to any party.
A very good non-fiction book to read. A must read for medical students and medical professionals to understand the significance of the biopsychosocial aspects of medicine....Continua