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Ethnomedical pathogenesis and Hmong immigrants' sudden nocturnal deaths

TitleEthnomedical pathogenesis and Hmong immigrants' sudden nocturnal deaths
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsAdler, SR
JournalCulture, Medicine & PsychiatryCulture, Medicine & Psychiatry
Volume18
Pagination23-59
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0165005X
Accession Number9410213936
KeywordsCalifornia, HMONG mythology, Psychology, STOCKTON (Calif.), SUDDEN death, United States
AbstractInvestigates the role of powerful traditional beliefs in the causation of sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome (SUNDS) among Hmong immigrants in Stockton, California. Medical researchers' lack of explanation for SUNDS; Supranormal encounters as trigger for SUNDS; Presence of the Nightmare spirit in Hmong tradition.
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