A psychiatrist and medical anthropologist who developed eight questions designed to aid people working in the context of cross-cultural medicine. The questions focus on gaining an understanding of what patients believe is ailing them (or their children). Fadiman fills these questions out with the answers she thinks that Foua and Nao Kao would have provided and shows the results to Arthur, who enthusiastically offers retrospective advice about how Lia’s medical situation could have been more effectively handled.
Arthur Kleinman Character Timeline in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The timeline below shows where the character Arthur Kleinman appears in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17: The Eight Questions
Fadiman brings up a program of eight questions designed by Arthur Kleinman, a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist interested in cross-cultural medicine. The questions include: (1) What do... (full context)
Chapter 18: The Life or the Soul