Indian physician Verghese recalls his experience practicing in the remote, conservative town of Johnson City, Tenn., when HIV first emerged there in 1985.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
In fall 1985 Verghese--who was born in Ethiopia of Indian parents--returned with his wife and newborn son to Johnson City, Tennessee, where he had done his internship and residence. As he watched AIDS infect the small town, he and the community learned many things from one another, including the power of compassion. An AIDS expert who initially had no patients, Verghese describes meeting gay men and then eventually others struggling with this new disease. Verghese's patients include a factory worker confronting her husband's AIDS, bisexuality, and her own HIV status and a religious couple infected via a blood transfusion attempting to keep their disease secret from their church and their children. This novelistic account, occasionally overly detailed, provides a heartfelt perspective on the American response to the spread of AIDS. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/94.
- James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P . L .
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful account, and very well written, of overcoming the adversity of a backwards place through pure intellect and kindness. I aso worked as a physician in Johnson City, TN. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Marcos A. Hardy
Provocative read about an area familiar to me so especially poignant. Love the writer!Published 16 days ago by K. Russell
Book was a library book. I never would have purchased a library book. Very disappointed.Published 17 days ago by M. Ryan
Amazing. Touching. Inspiring. A must read for anyone in the medical field.Published 1 month ago by Anastasiya Kozlova
Not interested in all of the little details about being a cadet at West Point. I bought the book because I have loved gus lee's other books. Very disappointing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gail M. Hamilton
This is the second book I've read by Abraham Vergese. This is a thorough and amazing account of the advent of AIDS in the rural south. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alyson
Interesting insight into the life and mind of a doctor and a look at the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic as it came to rural America.Published 2 months ago by Charlotte E. Craig
Great read to chronicling the impact, and the sociatal impact of aids.Published 2 months ago by Deborah Cannon