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

Abraham Verghese
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How does Abraham come to be interested in the field of infectious diseases? What happens that makes this field more desirable during the 1980s? Does Abraham seem happy in his choice? What makes you think so? Give an overview of Abraham's medical career up to and including his decision to leave Tennessee for Iowa.

How does Abraham come to be known locally as the "AIDS doctor?" What are the fears associated with the disease? How do these fears impact Abraham's personal life? How do they impact his professional life?

Who is Abraham's first patient with full-blown AIDS after his arrival in Tennessee? How does he come to know this young man? How is this patient treated throughout his illness? What is to be said about the character of this young man's home caregivers?

Who are Will and Bess Johnson? How do they come to...

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