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Verghese, A. (Abraham) 1955-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 310 publications in 20 languages and 15,295 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Autobiographies  Domestic fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Medical fiction  Biographies  Bildungsromans  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3622.E744, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A Verghese
Cutting for stone : a novel by A Verghese( Book )

98 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 5,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia, where their love for the same woman drives them apart
When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student 'possessed, ' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality"--Publisher's website
Cutting for stone by A Verghese( Recording )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between an Indian nun and a British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, they are bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine. Marion flees his homeland fresh out of medical school when he and his brother fall in love with the same woman. He goes to work in an underfunded New York hospital until his past catches up with him, nearly destroying him, and he must trust his life to his father and brother
When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of 36, on the verge of a completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's health began to falter. He started losing weight and was wracked by waves of excruciating back pain. A CT scan confirmed what Paul, deep down, had suspected: he had stage four lung cancer, widely disseminated. One day, he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next, he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined, the culmination of decades of striving, evaporated. Breath Becomes Air approaches the questions raised by facing mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality. At the base of Paul's inquiry are essential questions such as: What makes life worth living in the face of death? What happens when the future, instead of being a ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present? When faced with a terminal diagnosis, what does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another one fades away? As Paul wrote, "Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn't know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn't know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn't really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live." Paul Kalanithi passed away in March 2015, while working on this book
TEDTalks : Abraham Verghese - A Doctor's Touch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you come to one of our hospitals missing a limb, no one will believe you till they get a CAT scan, MRI, or orthopedic consult," jokes Stanford professor Abraham Verghese. In this TEDTalk, Verghese calls for a return to the traditional one-on-one physical exam, arguing that ordering tests instead of talking to and examining the patient may mean overlooking a problematic condition that can be treated sooner rather than later. But beyond the clinical benefits of actually seeing, touching, and listening to a patient, Verghese believes that the ritual of interacting with a physician confers a sense of reassurance that contributes to overall wellness
Infections in nursing homes and long-term care facilities( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tennis partner : a doctor's story of friendship and loss by A Verghese( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Verghese shares the story of his relationship with David Smith, discussing how their mentoring of one another in their fields of expertise--Verghese as a doctor and Smith as a tennis pro--led to a deepening friendship that was cut short when Smith was unable to fight his cocaine addiction and committed suicide
Soundings : a doctor's story of a town and its people in the age of AIDS by A Verghese( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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" -- from publisher description
A novel by A Verghese( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marion and Shiva Stone, born in a mission hospital in Ethiopia in the 1950s, are twin sons of an illicit union between an Indian nun and British doctor. Bound by birth but with widely different temperaments they grow up together, in a country on the brink of revolution, until a betrayal splits them apart. But fate has not finished with them
Branhamella catarrhalis : a microbiologic and clinical update( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My own country : a doctor's story by A Verghese( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huisarts schrijft over zijn ervaringen met aids-patiënten in Johhnson City (noordoost Tennessee). Door zijn bemoeienis met aids komt hij ook voor het eerst in contact met homoseksuele mannen
Jeszcze jeden oddech by Paul Kalanithi( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in Polish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of 36, on the verge of a completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's health began to falter. He started losing weight and was wracked by waves of excruciating back pain. A CT scan confirmed what Paul, deep down, had suspected: he had stage four lung cancer, widely disseminated. One day, he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next, he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined, the culmination of decades of striving, evaporated. With incredible literary quality, philosophical acuity, and medical authority, When Breath Becomes Air approaches the questions raised by facing mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality. At the base of Paul's inquiry are essential questions, such as: What makes life worth living in the face of death? What happens when the future, instead of being a ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present? When faced with a terminal diagnosis, what does it mean to have a child, to nuture a new life as another one fades away? As Paul wrote, "Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn't know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn't know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn't really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live."
My own country : a doctor's story of a town and its people in the age of AIDS by A Verghese( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir and first book from the author of the beloved New York Times bestseller Cutting for Stone. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern American life. But when the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, a crisis that had once seemed an "urban problem" had arrived in the town to stay. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Verghese became by necessity the local AIDS expert, soon besieged by a shocking number of male and female patients whose stories came to occupy his mind, and even take over his life. Verghese brought a singular perspective to Johnson City: as a doctor unique in his abilities; as an outsider who could talk to people suspicious of local practitioners; above all, as a writer of grace and compassion who saw that what was happening in this conservative community was both a medical and a spiritual emergency. Out of his experience comes a startling but ultimately uplifting portrait of the American heartland as it confronts-and surmounts-its deepest prejudices and fears
The New York Times book of medicine( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today we live longer, healthier lives than ever before in history--a transformation due almost entirely to tremendous advances in medicine. This change is so profound, with many major illnesses nearly wiped out, that it's hard now to imagine what the world was like in 1851, when the New York Times began publishing. Treatments for depression, blood pressure, heart disease, ulcers, and diabetes came later; antibiotics were nonexistent, viruses unheard of, and no one realized yet that DNA carried blueprints for life or the importance of stem cells. Edited by award-winning writer Gina Kolata, this eye-opening collection of 150 articles from the New York Times archive charts the developing scientific insights and breakthroughs into diagnosing and treating conditions like typhoid, tuberculosis, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and AIDS, and chronicles the struggles to treat mental illness and the enormous success of vaccines. It also reveals medical mistakes, lapses in ethics, and wrong paths taken in hopes of curing disease. Every illness, every landmark has a tale, and the newspaper's top reporters tell each one with perceptiveness and skill
The Tanner lectures on human values by Mark Matheson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, founded July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, was established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner. Lectureships are awarded to outstanding scholars or leaders in broadly defined fields of human values and transcend ethnic, national, religious, or ideological distinctions. Volume 32 features lectures given during the academic year 2011-2012 at the University of Michigan; Princeton University; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Utah; and Yale University
Knivens æg : roman by A Verghese( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting pesticide resistance in arthropods by M Mohan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nunmul ŭi aidŭl : Eibŭrŏhaem Pŏgijŭ changp'yŏn sosŏl by A Verghese( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Korean and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alene sammen by A Verghese( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Norwegian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dette er en familieroman fra Afrika og Amerika der handlingen kretser rundt fedre og sønner, leger og pasienter, kjærlighet og savn, hjemme og borte. Vi møter de to tvillingbrødrene Mario og Shiva Stone, født i Etiopia av en vakker nonne som har hatt et hemmelig forhold til en engelsk lege. Moren dør under fødselen, og faren rømmer. Guttene vokser opp på sykehuset samtidig som Etiopia nærmer seg en katastrofe. Etter hvert er det likevel ikke politikken, men kjærligheten til den samme jenta som skal komme til å splitte tvillingene. Marion flykter til USA, men fortiden innhenter ham og han er nødt til å støtte seg til både faren og broren
My own country by A Verghese( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 795 (ca. 29 min.) : Abraham Verghese speaks of his work with patients suffering from AIDS, their families and the stigma attached to the condition. "My own country: a doctor's story" is the account of his medical practice in Johnson City, Tennessee during the 1980's. Program 796 (ca. 29 min.) : David Konstan is the author of a forthcoming study of friendship. He surveys the literature and discusses with Wayne Pond how the concept of friendship has changed from antiquity
 
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Cutting for stone : a novel
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Alternative Names
Abraham Verghese Amerikaans schrijver

Abraham Verghese Physician, teacher, novelist

Abraham Verghese US-amerikanischer Autor indischer Abstammung

Vergēze, Ābrahams 1955-

Verghese, A.

Verghese, A. 1955-

Verghese, Abraham 1955-

Ṿergiz, Avraham 1955-

Авраам Вёрджис (Abraham Verghese)

ורגיז, אברהם 1955-

آبراهام ورگیز نویسنده آمریکایی

버기스, 아브라함 1955-

버기스, 에이브러햄 1955-

버기즈, 아브라함 1955-

버기즈, 에이브러햄 1955-

아브라함 베퀴즈

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