My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS - Chapters Fourteen through Nineteen Summary & Analysis

Abraham Verghese
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Chapters Fourteen through Nineteen Summary and Analysis

Abraham notes that he feels a deep longing and that it could be a longing for home, though he doesn't know what home really is. He also seems to worry that it could be a forewarning of death. In chapter fifteen, Abraham receives a phone call from Dr. Sarah Presnell who tells of a couple, Will and Bess Johnson, who have HIV after Will received a blood transfusion. Will suffered a heart attack that prompted a seizure following the funeral of a good friend. He was taken to Duke University where he underwent surgery. Will was discharged and it was later discovered that he had two broken vertebrae - apparently the result of his thrashing around during the seizure.The Johnsons insist on confidentiality, including having a different diagnosis on their insurance forms, and Abraham...

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