My Own Country: A Doctor's Story
ISBN: 0679752927
EAN13: 9780679752929
Language: English
Publication Date: April 25, 1995
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.90" L x 5.10" W
Weight: 0.70 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City saw its first AIDS patient in August 1985. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases who became, by necessity, the local AIDS expert. Out of his experience comes a startling, ultimately uplifting portrait of the American heartland.