Publisher description for My own country : a doctor's story / Abraham Verghese.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: AIDS (Disease) Social aspects Tennessee Johnson City