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In 1980, Abraham Verghese joined hundreds of thousands of different hopeful clinical graduates from the collage of Madras and entered into the aggressive international of citizens and interns within the usa. As he stepped off the airplane to start his profession as a physician in an strange atmosphere, he may perhaps by no means have imagined that his presence within the US might switch the face of medication eternally. Verghese's ardour for sufferers, decision to dispose of prejudice and compassionate nature may motivate others, using medical professionals all over the world to take a distinct method of the best way they practiced drugs. Born within the impoverished kingdom of Ethiopia, Verghese has spent a lot of his lifestyles fighting opposed to the social restraints that threatened to carry him again from reaching his goals. He spent a lot of his early life dealing with injustice in his domestic kingdom and used to be raised round poverty. bankruptcy OUTLINEBackground & fundamentals+ who's Abraham Verghese?+ history and UpbringingVerghese, the author+ significant Awards...

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2011 didn't just bring literary success to Verghese. Later in the year, his contributions to literature and medicine were recognized at the highest point possible in the US: the President. The incumbent President Obama invited Verghese, along with other independent writers, to meet him so that he could praise their work. But his success didn't end there; celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart featured his book on her blog, proving that he can be a hit with all audiences. As the successes of 2011 have brought Verghese into 2012, his recognition only looks set to grow further.

These observations that Verghese made as an orderly were what spurred him to make changes in medical systems around the world. As life in Ethiopia continued to remain unstable, Verghese chose to continue his medical degree at the University of Madras. At the time that Verghese studied there, the University was bringing change to medical education in the developing world. In addition to establishing a department of pharmacology and environmental toxicology, an institute of physiology had been opened.

He found a new appointment in El Paso, Texas, as the Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Texas Tech Health Sciences Centre. Now Verghese was able to combine the two things he loved the most: medicine and writing. He spent 13 happy years in El Paso, and during that time he wrote his first book: My Own Country: A Doctor's Story. My Own Country: A Doctor's Story gave a candid account of Verghese's experiences with AIDS patients. After its publication, medical students around the world used it for its medical humanities content.

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