Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Stress Illness in other cultures

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Physical symptoms connected to stress are reported in many cultures.  Abraham Verghese, MD is a professor of medicine at Stanford University in California.  His critically acclaimed novel Cutting for Stone (Vintage Books, 2009) is narrated by Marion Stone, a 50 year old surgeon born in dramatic circumstances at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Dr Ghosh practices Internal Medicine at the hospital and early in Chapter 12 there is a description of some of his work.