Abraham Verghese

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Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Born of Indian parents who were teachers in Ethiopia, he grew up near Addis Ababa and began his medical training there. When Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed, he completed his training at Madras Medical College and went to the United States for his residency as one of many foreign medical graduates. Like many others, he found only the less popular hospitals and communities open to him, an experience he described in one of his early New Yorker articles, The Cowpath to America.

From Johnson City, Tennessee, where he was a resident from 1980 to 1983, he
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I want to say first, I am the author of CUTTING FOR STONE and this is NOT my book!!!!

After hearing from too many readers how this book was listed on both amazon and good reads as if it was my book, i checked out the listing and i got the book. The a
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" I'm the author of Cutting for Stone. Dowry is NOT mine, though the author has the same name. The profile on right is NOT his! How to prevent this conf ...more "
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“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”
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“Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted”
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“You live it forward, but understand it backward.”
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