My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of Aids

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A doctor who works with people with AIDS daily offers a look at the impact of AIDS on a small Tennessee town, as townspeople respond to the disease's presence

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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.

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Abraham Verghese is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas.

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