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Abraham Verghese, M.D.

(2012/2013 Lectures)

Wed, Mar 6
8:00 PM
Event Sponsors: Sansum Clinic
Mary & Gary Becker

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Acclaimed Author of Cutting for Stone
The Search for Meaning in a Medical Life

“Art and medicine may seem disparate worlds, but Dr. Verghese insists that for him they are one. Doctors and writers are both collectors of stories.” The New York Times

Where does meaning reside in our lives? Abraham Verghese has a unique perspective on the age-old question. After a career as a distinguished physician, Stanford University professor and memoirist, Verghese became a best-selling novelist with the release of his wildly popular Cutting for Stone. A sleuth of the human heart, he has written poignant books weaving issues of identity, personal reflection and medicine. In an intimate and compelling talk, Verghese will share his experiences of taking care of patients with HIV in the mid-1980s in rural Tennessee and the significant life lessons imparted by them.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Part of the Speaking of Health lecture series


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