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.
Paul Farmer is a role model for altruism, intelligence and drive. A fascinating biography of a living hero.
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.
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.
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).