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My Own Country

A Doctor's Story
Verghese, A. (Book - 1995 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Own Country


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A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people.
Authors: Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955-
Title: My own country
a doctor's story
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books,, 1995, c1994
Edition: 1st. Vintage Books ed
Characteristics: 432 p. ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1994
Summary: A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people.
Awards & Distinctions: Lambda Literary Award, 1994
ISBN: 0679752927
9780679752929
Branch Call Number: 616.9792 V586a 1995
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Report This Aug 20, 2012
  • awdawn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A GREAT book about a Doctors journey dealing with the onset of AIDS living in a smalltown. A must read for anyone thinking of pursuing medicine or already doing so, as it fills in the stories of many patients we have the privilege of interacting with.

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  • jvb rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great view of foreign MD's life in a small town during the beginning of AIDs, very moving story of his personal journey.

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  • annereith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book.

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