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By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
A CULTURAL APPROACH Va Meng Lee, a Hmong shaman, performs a ceremony intended to summon the runaway soul of Chang Teng Thao at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, Calif. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times
MERCED, Calif. — The patient in Room 328 had diabetes and hypertension. But when Va Meng Lee, a Hmong shaman, began the healing process by looping a coiled thread around…
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