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Mountains Beyond Mountains
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Author: Tracy Kidder
Dr. Paul Farmer of Massachusetts began working in Haiti in 1982, providing health care for peasants who can't afford doctors to treat the diseases that are rampant there, including TB. In 1993 Farmer was given a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," which he has used to further his work in Haiti. Tracy Kidder followed Farmer on his ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780965491761
ISBN-10: 0965491765
Publication Date: 2003
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3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Randon House
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Dr. Paul Farmer is an amazing man. In this well-written book by a Harvard journalist, we read the readable story of "Dr. Paul." While a student at Harvard Medical School, Farmer opened a clinic for the poor in Haiti. He endures what many of us would find to be horrible conditions to provide great medical care to those who can pay nothing. Farmer also shows how one man can take on the WHO to treat those with Multi-Drug Resistant TB. Fair Warning: reading this book will make you feel you do too little for others.
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Paul Farmer is a role model for altruism, intelligence and drive. A fascinating biography of a living hero.
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loved this book, very inspiring. He is amazing to read about, and it's very inspiring how Dr Farmer gives his whole life to helping the people of haiti and improving healthcare. I highly recommend this book.
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An excellent look at Dr. Paul Farmer and his international health work centered around Haiti, Peru and Russia, with emphasis on multiple disease resistant TB. I requested this book because I admire and enjoy the work of Tracy Kidder, but found Farmer to be facinating.
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This book moved me, fascinated me, made me feel more than a little selfish. Now I buy it for all my students who are considering medicine (and Rural Studio books for all my students considering architecture).
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Inspirational and Pulitzer Prize-winning story of Dr. Paul Farmer - "a man who would cure the world."
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Interesting and very eye opening. This man is unlike any man you have ever met. You'll wish you were as kind and dedicated as him by the end of this book!
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You won't be dissappointed.


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