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Book Review of My Own Country : A Doctor's Story

My Own Country : A Doctor's Story
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Helpful Score: 2

By the author of CUTTING FOR STONE, this is Verghese's autobiography beginning when he had arrived in the U.S. from Ethiopia and India. It is a fascinating story of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the States. In particular Verghese was located in rural Eastern Tennessee.

Although it sounds as if it must be a depressing book, in fact, it was wonderful. It was not a quick read as there was so much detail in it! But it WAS fascinating as the reader got to know Abraham's patients intimately. It was wonderful how much he loved them all and cared for them in a way that we all wish our doctors would care for us.

If you enjoy autobiography and you also are lucky enough to understand a bit of medicine, I think you will really enjoy this book.

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