Cutting for Stone [Abraham Verghese] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance
Phyllis In the ancient Greek Hippocratic Oath (for physicians) there was a line about not cutting for stone (gall stone, kidney stone, etc) because of the…more In the ancient Greek Hippocratic Oath (for physicians) there was a line about not cutting for stone (gall stone, kidney stone, etc) because of the danger to the patient. In the era, there was no anesthesia, etc.
Author: Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone. by Abraham Verghese. I’ve been telling everybody to read this superb novel from Abraham Verghese. It is refreshing on every level — from the setting (Ethiopia) to its characters (Indian medical workers, twin boys borne of a nun) to a complex web of storylines that covers every emotional base. This is one of those books
Feb 08, 2009 · “I will not cut for stone,” runs the text of the Hippocratic oath, “even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese, 2009 Knopf Doubleday 541 pp. ISBN-13: 9780375714368 Summary A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.
An Indian nun and an English doctor have conjoined twin babies in Ethiopia. (Yeah, you read that right: a nun and doctor had a kid.) The mother, Sister Mary Joseph Praise, dies in childbirth, and the father, Dr. Thomas Stone, flees the scene.
Cutting for Stone – the phrase is from the Hippocratic oath – is about twins born joined at the head, in a mission hospital in Addis Ababa half a century ago. Their mother, a nun from Madras, does
NPR Book Club For March: ‘Cutting For Stone’ Throughout the month of March, NPR Books will be running an online discussion about Abraham Verghese’s novel Cutting For Stone…
Cutting for Stone. The story is a riveting saga of twin brothers, Marion and Shiva Stone, born of a tragic union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa.
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