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M-A talk on medicine and literature

Dr. Abraham Verghese, a best-selling author and a Stanford University physician noted for his study of effective bedside manners in an era of advanced medical technology, will speak of his two careers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School.

Tickets for the talk, "Abraham Verghese: On Medicine and Literature," are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available via a link at the website of the Menlo-Atherton Foundation for the Future.

Go to mafoundation.org.

Dr. Verghese is the author of the novel "Cutting for Stone," and two memoirs: "My Own Country," about his years as a physician dealing with AIDS in Tennessee, and "The Tennis Partner," about his deep and complex friendship with a medical resident intern in Texas. He will take "a few questions" after his talk and will stay to sign copies of his books, a foundation statement says.

The school is at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.


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