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My Own Country

A Doctor's Story

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My Own Country by Abraham Verghese
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By the bestselling author of Cutting for Stone, a story of medicine in the American heartland, and confronting one's deepest prejudices and fears. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern American life. But when the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, a crisis that had once seemed an urban problem had arrived in the town to stay. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Verghese became by necessity the local AIDS expert, soon besieged by a shocking number of male and female patients whose stories came to occupy his mind, and even take over his life. Verghese brought a singular perspective to Johnson City: as a doctor unique in his abilities; as an outsider who could talk to people suspicious of local practitioners; above all, as a writer of grace and compassion who saw that what was happening in this conservative community was both a medical and a spiritual emergency."

Author Biography

Abraham Vergheseis Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, where he is now an adjunct professor. He is the author ofMy Own Country, a 1994 NBCC Finalist and aTimeBest Book of the Year, andThe Tennis Partner, aNew York TimesNotable Book. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he has published essays and short stories that have appeared inThe New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Granta, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in Palo Alto, California."
Release date NZ
April 25th, 1995
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Vintage Books ed
Imprint
Vintage Books
Pages
432
Dimensions
140x203x28
ISBN-13
9780679752929
Product ID
1677742

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