In a special edition of the Science Times of the New York Times last year, Abraham Verghese reminisced about the doctor's bag of yore and waxes enthusiastic about the new technology tools (and modified messenger bags) that bring medicine to the bedside, enabling doctors to spend more time with their patients.
NPR: Abraham Verghese shares his concerns for Ethiopia with the death of Meles Zenawi, the former prime minister, once a fellow medical student who went on to become first an idealistic rebel fighter and then an authoritarian ruler.
Abraham Verghese's TED talk in Edinburgh, Scotland, created a lot of buzz. Check it out on the TED site.
Cutting for Stone has sold over a million copies and been on the New York Times Paperback Fiction list for more than two years.