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Nergesh Tejani, M.D.

Set in Uganda of the sixties with bookends in India and New York, this doctor’s story tells of a turbulent political time when colonial Uganda graduated to self-rule. But most of all it tells doctoring tales made delicate by seeing them through the heart. It was a time in medicine before evidential imperatives removed the romance.

“With clarity, drama and humor, this book creates a family story, a picture of an African nation in the throes of political upheaval, and an original and illuminating view of medical needs and practices in circumstances that exist today in many parts of the world. The complex harmonies of the song in Dr. Tejani’s head will resonate for a wide variety”

-Carol Sicherman, Professor Emerita of English, Lehman College, City University of New York, and author of Becoming an African University: Makerere 1922-2000.

“Dr, Tejani’s unique meld of skill and compassion radiates throughout this text which will touch both physician and lay readers alike. This book is an important contribution to world literature.”

– Frank A. Chervenak, M.D., Given Foundation Professor and Chairman President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.

“Nergesh Tejani is a terrific writer. Her work has inspired some of the scenes in my book Cutting for Stone. Her stories are compelling and would be of great interest to the general reader and the medical reader alike. Her subject is often exotic, often with international themes and full of pithy observations and wisdom.”

– Abraham Verghese, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Senior Associate Chair, Department of Medicine. Stanford University Medical Center.