The Scalpel and the Silver Bear - Study Guide Chapter Fourteen, Mount Taylor in the Rearview Mirror Summary & Analysis

Lori Alvord
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When Kodi was two, Alvord's grandmother had a massive stroke in the middle of the night. Her grandmother, Grace, lived a week but never woke up again. She died at ninety-one. Alvord's grandmother never knew that Alvord had been offered a job working at Dartmouth Medical School. They were going to move and Alvord would help with the Dartmouth Native American Program. Her understanding of Navajo philosophy would help her practice medicine, as she learned how to respect and empower her patients. She had hesitated to share her discoveries but eventually moved beyond her fears. As time went on, her life story spread, leading her to give commencement addresses and to be written up in the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times. Her audiences were enthusiastic.

Alvord would tell her...

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