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Mountains Beyond Mountains

Kidder, Tracy (eBook - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mountains Beyond Mountains
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"In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Tracy Kidder's magnificent account shows how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interactions of politics, wealth, social systems, and disease."-
Authors: Kidder, Tracy
Title: Mountains beyond mountains
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Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: Tracy Kidder
Summary: "In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Tracy Kidder's magnificent account shows how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interactions of politics, wealth, social systems, and disease."-
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780307980885
030798088X
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Subject Headings: Farmer, Paul, 1959- Physicians Biography Missionaries, Medical Biography Poor Medical care Right to health Human rights
Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Topical Term: Physicians
Missionaries, Medical
Poor
Right to health
Human rights
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9781588363343 sky244905610
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In medical school Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring modern medicine to those who need it most. Kidder's magnificent account takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philo... Read More »


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Feb 06, 2014
  • pagetraveler rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was hard reading some of the stories in the book when you are seeing through the lens of Public Health. Farmer has definitely taken a medical based approach to his activities in many of the places that he has touched. I appreciate his dedication to the people of Haiti and other locales, I just wonder if more sustainable and broader programs could have been realized if there had not been so much emphasis on some of the individual patients. Either way, pretty amazing man.

Dec 31, 2013
  • 1tarheel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very readable and very open. I'm not totally convinced about Paul Farmer, and I think that's what Kidder's after. The global context for this story, too, is both troubling and encouraging.

"For this portrait of charismatic infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Farmer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder travelled with the unconventional Harvard genius from Boston to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia. While in these far-flung places, Kidder watched the tireless Farmer not only provide medical aid but kindness and social care for numerous people. Farmer, who first became interested in Haiti in college after meeting Haitian immigrants working in North Carolina tobacco fields, continues to make the world a healthier and safer place. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls Mountains Beyond Mountains a "skilled and graceful exploration of the soul of an astonishing human being." Armchair Travel December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=709938

Aug 07, 2013
  • m2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wow! I obviously come to this story late, but it is beautifully written, exciting from a science and a human rights point of view and very compellingly read by Paul Michael. I signed up on email to get updates from PIH as soon as I got to the end.
I wish there was more from Tracy Kidder about Paul Farmer's continuing work.

Easily the most inspirational book I have ever read. Kidder is an incredible writer, and Farmer's story is that of an incredible person.

Mar 15, 2011
  • Crheneghan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pulitzer Prize winner, Tracy Kidder tells the story of Paul Farmer, the founder of Partners in Health. Kidder and Farmer meet in Haiti, and it is to Haiti that Farmer brings his passion and ability. He is a non-traditionally trained Harvard physician, anthropologist, and warrior for the poor. The book is inspiring.

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Jan 27, 2011
  • Crheneghan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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