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Verghese, A. (Abraham) 1955-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 259 publications in 17 languages and 14,489 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies  Educational films  Internet videos  Medical fiction  Bildungsromans  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, 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 )

88 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel -- an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics -- their passion for the same woman -- that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him -- nearly destroying him -- Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him."--Jacket
Cutting for stone by A Verghese( Recording )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,346 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 )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 940 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 226 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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 48 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 44 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 36 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 20 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
My own country : a doctor's story of a town and its people in the age of AIDS by A Verghese( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 20 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 Tanner lectures on human values by Mark Matheson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working on a miracle by Mahlon Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in French and Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La guarigione di Johnson, medico neuropatologo, consiste nel miglioramento dei risultati di laboratorio, ma è accompagnata da un assunzione permanente di diversi farmaci anti-Hiv con i relativi effetti collaterali. Più che di guarigione, sarebbe opportuno parlare di cura. Il libro illustra comunque i successi delle attuali terapie combinate. L'autore si infetta durante un autopsia nel 1992. Psicologicamente passa dalla disperazione e depressione iniziale, alla decisione di combattere attivamente il virus con qualunque farmaco disponibile sul mercato, offrendosi anche per studi sperimentali. Dopo aver assunto farmaci specifici, ne descrive l'azione e i relativi effetti collaterali. Come medico ha accesso a tutte le informazioni ed è in grado di assumersi i costi dei trattamenti, che in parte sono rimborsati dall assistenza mutualistica. L'autore descrive la situazione ambigua in cui viene a trovarsi come medico attivo professionalmente e come paziente confrontato con il sistema sanitario. Avendo sempre svolto una vita dedicata alle ricerche ed ai successi professionali, scopre valori umani per lui nuovi nelle persone attive nella lotta contro l'Aids-Hiv. Katja Delang (Oktober 1997)
Nunmul ŭi aidŭl : Eibŭrŏhaem Pŏgijŭ changp'yŏn sosŏl by A Verghese( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Korean and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Rückkehr nach Missing : Lesung by A Verghese( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nurse probationer in Operating Theater 3 by A Verghese( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times book of medicine( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Features 120 articles on medicine selected from The New York Times' archives
 
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Cutting for stone : a novel
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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