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My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS Summary
Abraham Verghese

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

Plot Summary

In the summer of 1985, a young man driving from New York to Johnson City, Tennessee, becomes ill and is taken to the Johnson City Medical Center - known to staff as the Miracle Center - where a nurse, Claire Bellamy, realizes that his condition is serious and calls for help. Ray, a pulmonary doctor, soon comes to believe the young man has AIDS and the staff is horrified at the possibility of exposure. Abraham Verghese, author and internist, comes to Johnson City later where he hears about the young man - the city's only real case of AIDS. Abraham soon becomes the area specialist on AIDS and the related symptoms, drawing patients from around the region as AIDS becomes more prevalent in the area.

Abraham's first AIDS case is the brother of a young nurse named Essie. The young man, Gordon, has lived away from home for a...

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