Abraham Verghese Quotes

Abraham Verghese Quotes: A beautiful literary collection that tells of today's country doctor, somewhat removed from our romantic black-bag image of days gone by, but still fulfilling an essential need in caring for spread-out populations. At times, with today's advances in technology, medicine in rural America looks very like it does in America's cities, but the variety of practices is enormous. The Country Doctor Revisited captures the trials and tribulations of medicine, but also the satisfaction and the extraordinary rewards that come to those who embrace such a practice.
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Abraham Verghese Quote: There are moments as a teacher when I'm conscious that I'm trotting out the same exact phrase my professor used with me years ago. It's an eerie feeling, as if my old mentor is not just in the room, but in my shoes, using me as his mouthpiece.
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Quotes about Abraham Verghese: The world turns on our every action, and our every omission, whether we know it or not.
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Quote about Abraham Verghese: He had so many ways of climbing into the tree house in his head, escaping the madness below, and pulling the ladder up behind him...
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Abraham Verghese Sayings: What we need in medical schools is not to teach empathy, as much as to preserve it - the process of learning huge volumes of information about disease, of learning a specialized language, can ironically make one lose sight of the patient one came to serve; empathy can be replaced by cynicism.
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Abraham Verghese Saying: ...guilt leads to righteous action, but rarely is it the right action.
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Sayings about Abraham Verghese: That's the funny thing about America--the blessed thing. As many people as there are to hold you back, there are angels whose humanity makes up for all the others. I've had my share of angels.
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Saying about Abraham Verghese: It was all I had, all I've ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive. Memory.
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Abraham Verghese Quotes: According to Shiva, life is in the end about fixing holes. Shiva didn't speak in metaphors. fixing holes is precisely what he did. Still, it's an apt metaphor for our profession. But there's another kind of hole, and that is the wound that divides family. Sometimes this wound occurs at the moment of birth, sometimes it happens later. We are all fixing what is broken. It is the task of a lifetime. We'll leave much unfinished for the next generation.
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Abraham Verghese Quote: Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.
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Quotes about Abraham Verghese: The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.
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Quote about Abraham Verghese: Make something beautiful of your life.
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Abraham Verghese Sayings: Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.
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Abraham Verghese Saying: We have the sense that medical students come to medicine with a great capacity to understand the suffering of patients. And then by the end of the third year they completely lose that ability, partly because we teach them the specialized language of medicine.
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Sayings about Abraham Verghese: Being the first born gives you great patience.
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