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

Abraham Verghese
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Johnson City Medical Center

The hospital in Tennessee where the young man dies of AIDS and where the author, Abraham Verghese, returns to work as a doctor specializing in infectious diseases.

India

Where Abraham Verghese completes medical school.

Boston City Hospital

Where Abraham Verghese is offered a position prior to his work in Tennessee.

The Connection

A gay bar in Johnson City where Abraham goes with a Red Cross representative to show a video about AIDS.

Rural Virginia

Where the hospital is located where Essie Vines works.

Abdington, Virginia

Where Ed Maupin and Bobby Keller live.

Blackwood

Where Essie and Gordon live with their family.

Tester Hollow

Where Clyde and Vickie McCray live.

Duke University Hospital

Where Will Johnson was given AIDS-infected blood and where he is later involved in a study of a possible treatment.

Johnson City, Tennessee

Where Abraham and his family live and where he...

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