My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS
My Own Country A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS Author:Abraham Verghese Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City saw its first AIDS patient in August 1985. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases who became, by necessity, the local AIDS expert. Out of his experience comes a startling, ultimately uplifting portrait of... more » the American heartland.« less
This is a true story written by a Doctor specializing in infectious disease. He practices in Johnson City, Tennessee in the 1980s and begins treatment for AIDS patients in that area. Here is a Doctor who gets to know his patients, makes home visits in an effort to learn more about them and this disease which has changed their lives. He chronicles his experiences in the treatment of the AIDS patients living in east Tennessee and surrounding areas/states. I have read this book twice and it is one of the best books that I have read.