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Scalpel and the Silver Bear The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing

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ISBN-10: 0553378007

ISBN-13: 9780553378009

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lori Alvord, Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt

List price: $17.00
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The first Navajo woman surgeon combines western medicine and traditional healing. A spellbinding journey between two worlds, this remarkable book describes surgeon Lori Arviso Alvord's struggles to bring modern medicine to the Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico--and to bring the values of her people to a medical care system in danger of losing its heart. Dr. Alvord left a dusty reservation in New Mexico for Stanford University Medical School, becoming the first Navajo woman surgeon. Rising above the odds presented by her own culture and the male-dominated world of surgeons, she returned to the reservation to find a new challenge. In dramatic encounters, Dr. Alvord witnessed the…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English