Abraham Verghese by Laura Malfere
A Biography

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In 1980, Abraham Verghese joined thousands of other hopeful medical graduates from the University of Madras and entered into the competitive world of residents and interns in the United States. As he stepped off the plane to begin his career as a doctor in an unfamiliar environment, he could never have imagined that his presence in the US would change the face of medicine forever. Verghese's passion for patients, determination to eliminate prejudice and compassionate nature would inspire others, driving doctors worldwide to take a different approach to the way they practiced medicine.

Born in the impoverished country of Ethiopia, Verghese has spent much of his life battling against the social restraints that threatened to hold him back from achieving his dreams. He spent much of his youth facing injustice in his home country and was raised around poverty.


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In 1955, two Indian teachers living in Ethiopia brought Abraham Verghese into the world. At the time that he was born, Ethiopia had just experienced one of the worst spells of famine the world had ever seen. This meant that the world Verghese was born into was one where many people struggled to survive; a world of famine and conflict.

Although not much is known about Verghese's earlier years, we do know that he grew up in the Ethiopian city of Addis Abeba. Both of Verghese's parents were devout Christians and were practicing members the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. At the time that Verghese was living there, the city was still recovering from a World War II invasion by the Italians. For a brief period, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) presided over the area. Although the OAU claimed that they would bring equality to the people of Ethiopia, many still suffered and continued to live in poverty.


Background & Basics
+ Who Is Abraham Verghese?
+ Background and Upbringing

Verghese, the Writer
+ Major Awards and Accomplishments

Public and Private Persona
+ Abraham Verghese's Personal Life
+ Recent News
+ Public Statements and Attributed Quotes
+ Interesting Facts About Abraham Verghese
+ ...and much more

Abraham Verghese: A Biography

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Published May 22, 2012 by Hyperink Abraham Verghese Bio. 39 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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