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The Scalpel and the Silver Bear is the autobiography of Dr. Alvord was raised in a small town named Crownpoint on a Navajo reservation adjacent to New Mexico. She grew up the daughter of a Navajo man and a white, blond woman, feeling torn between Navajo and modern American worlds. The book tells the story of Alvord's attempt to integrate the core insights and wisdom of her two cultural traditions. She intends her book to serve two other purposes as well: to tell the story of how one Navajo broke the glass ceiling and to illustrate the medical knowledge latent in Navajo rituals and taboos. Alvord argues that modern medicine has lost any sense of spirituality.
This book review was published in the October 6, issue Vol. Reprinted by permission. Making it Academically on the Rez Jon Reyhner Lori Arviso Alvord, surgeon and university administrator, has to be an example of academic success for students in Navajo schools. Daughter of a "white" mother and a Navajo father neither of whom completed college , Dr. It was not an easy trip for her. She writes, I made good grades in high school, but I had received a very marginal education. I had a few good teachers, but teachers were difficult to recruit to our schools and they often didn't stay long.
Office of Medical History and Archives. The Scalpel and The Silver Bear ( Book Review). Harvey Fenigsohn. University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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