Where Is the Mango Princess? Setting & Symbolism

C. E. Crimmins
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Bob's Lake

This remote vacation spot was the site of Alan's brain injury accident in June 1996.

Kingston General Hospital

After his accident, Alan was air-transferred to Kingston General Hospital for immediate emergency care.

Hospital of the University of Philadelphia (HUP)

HUP was where Alan was transferred to for continuing hospital care after Kingston General. Eric Zagar was the neurosurgeon who cared for Alan while at HUP.

Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)

DAI was Alan's precise diagnosis with respect to his brain injury. Many of Alan's frontal lobe axons had been destroyed or sheared completely off.

Dilantin

Dilantin is an anti-seizure medication that was given to Alan to prevent seizures. While Alan did not continue to have seizures, Dilantin slowed his rehabilitation process.

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

The family HMO was the target of much of Cathy's fury and exasperation as Alan received care, because they attempted to deny benefits...

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