Secular and Religious Responses to a Child's Potentially Fatal Illness in the Canary Islands

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  • William A. Christian Jr.

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https://doi.org/10.17345/aec7.40-55

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In the summer of 1985 two-year-old Lucia, the only child of my friends on the island of Tenerife, Lourdes and Eligio, went cross-eyed. After she was given corrective glasses, and then had an operation, she began to have dizzy spells and be unsteady on her feet. Finally in February, 1986, after a bad fall and vomiting, she was taken to a hospital, where a large tumor was found in her brain. She was immediately operated on, and a valve was installed to relieve the pressure on the brain, pending the more complex removal of the tumor. The doctors were pessimistic. They said the chances were 95% that the tumor was malignant; that Lucia might not survive its removal, and that if she did her life would probably be short and unpleasant. 

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2016-02-12

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Christian Jr., W. A. (2016). Secular and Religious Responses to a Child’s Potentially Fatal Illness in the Canary Islands. Arxiu d’Etnografia De Catalunya, (7), 40–55. https://doi.org/10.17345/aec7.40-55

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