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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
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Archive: Other Books > Mountains Beyond Mountains / Tracy Kidder. 3.5 stars (Also Listopia)

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LibraryCin | 8015 comments 3.5 stars

Before Paul Farmer became a doctor, he spent some time in Haiti with poor people. He already had an anthropology degree. He realized that helping these people get well was what he wanted to do with his life. And workaholic that he seemed to be (at least doing this, what he loved to do), that’s what he did! And, he started a foundation (Partners in Health) that expanded to Peru and Russia and beyond. They treated mostly TB and HIV.

This was good. Impressive, everything he did/does, but at the same time one wonders how he managed/manages to get everything done. He had to also navigate political interactions, as well.


Jgrace | 2710 comments I think I had a similar reaction. This man's life is inspirational, but I can't fathom how he does it.


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