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Verghese, A. (Abraham) 1955-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 324 publications in 17 languages and 15,430 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Biographies  Medical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Creator
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 )

76 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 5,055 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
When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi( Book )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 3,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both
Cutting for stone by A Verghese( Recording )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,292 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 1,059 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
Infections in nursing homes and long-term care facilities( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 46 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
Deep medicine : how artificial intelligence can make healthcare human again by Eric J Topol( Recording )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved
De heelmeesters by A Verghese( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jongen van Indiaas-Engelse afkomst groeit op in Ethiopië en wordt arts
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
Shuang sheng shi by VergheseAbraham Weifeisai( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, one audiobook, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders
My own country : a doctor's story by A Verghese( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 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
Hijos del ancho mundo by A Verghese( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mientras la India celebra su flamante independencia, la abadesa de un convento de carmelitas en Madrás hace realidad uno de sus sueños más audaces: enviar a África dos jóvenes monjas enfermeras con la noble misión de transmitir el amor de Cristo ayudando a mitigar el dolor de los que sufren. Siete años más tarde, en el modesto hospital Missing de Adis Abeba nacen dos varones gemelos, Marion y Shiva Stone. El hecho no tendría nada de particular si no fuera porque su madre es una monja que muere en el parto y su padre un cirujano británico que desaparece sin dejar rastro. Así, los primeros años de los hermanos Stone transcurrirán en el feliz microcosmos del hospital misionero, criados por un pequeño grupo de personas que, con escasos medios y recursos, se afanan en curar a los enfermos
Branhamella catarrhalis : a microbiologic and clinical update( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 23 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
Jeszcze jeden oddech by Paul Kalanithi( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in Polish and held by 20 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."
The New York Times book of medicine( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 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
Rückkehr nach Missing by A Verghese( )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuang sheng shi by A Verghese( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for Yemen, from a tiny operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, Cutting for Stone is a thrilling epic of conjoined twins, doctors and patients, temptation and redemption, home and exile and a riveting family story, irresistibly charged with strange happenings, humor and pathos
La porta delle lacrime : romanzo by A Verghese( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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-

Verghese Abrahamas

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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