BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Professor Nergesh Tejani, M.D. shares stories of working in the hospitals of Uganda during the 1960s while incorporating personal tales of love and family in her new book, "I Hear A Song In My Head: A Memoir in Stories of Love, Fear, Doctoring, and Flight" www.nergeshtejani.com.
Dr. Tejani was born and raised in India and studied medicine at Jai Hind College and Grant Medical College in Bombay. After falling in love and marrying a medical school colleague, she moved to Uganda to live with her husband's family. The memoir consists of tales of doctoring during a politically turbulent time in Uganda when the country was struggling for independence and finishes in present day New York, where she reflects on her life with her husband and the most event-filled and exciting time of her life -- the eleven years they spent in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
Stories of patients have been written with a romantic and humorous tone that highlights medical practices and circumstances that still exist today in many parts of the world. Set in the beautiful African savannah, Dr. Tejani shares her tales of doctoring under less than perfect circumstances delicately so as to be understood through the heart instead of evidential imperatives.
"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," said Abraham Verghese, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Senior Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center.
Frank A. Chervenank, 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, has also given praise for this memoir, from New Academia Publishing. "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."