by Denise Grady, The New York Times
Art and medicine may seem disparate worlds, but Dr. Verghese insists that for him they are one. Doctors and writers are both collectors of stories, and he says his two careers have the same joy and the same prerequisite: ‘infinite curiosity about other people.’ He cannot help secretly diagnosing ailments in strangers, or wondering about the lives his patients lead outside the hospital.
Maybe my dad and I don’t have such different professions after all…
This is a great profile of Dr. Abraham Verghese. Also, if you ever get a chance, you should definitely read his book, Cutting for Stone. It’s incredible.