Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books

Ariel Harsinay

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July 30, 2018

The answer is B. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

This fictional novel by Abraham Verghese was released in 2012, but managed to stay on the New York Times bestseller list for over 2 years. Cutting for Stone features the story of two twin brothers, Shiva Stone and Marion Stone, the sons of a controversial union between a nun and surgeon who were working at a mission hospital in Ethiopia. The twin brothers become orphaned, but maintain a strong bond with one another through a mutual passion for medicine. However, their love for the same woman breaks apart their connection.

Cutting for Stone features not only the physical healing of Marion's patients through his medicine, but the emotional healing he discovers through forgiving his brother's betrayal and father's abandonment. Verghese is able to write about surgeons with immense depth, on themes such as the merging of cultures and with vivid details of medical procedures.

Verghese is currently the vice chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University in California and the author of other critically acclaimed books including My Own Country: A Doctor's Story and The Tennis Partner.[5,6,7]

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