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Mountains Beyond Mountains

Written by Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains focuses on the quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, an infectious disease specialist, who still strives to diagnose and cure infectious diseases in such places as Haiti, Cuba, Peru, and Russia.

Mountains Beyond Mountains


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. 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. 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 philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity."

Excerpt from: Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains. New York: Random House, 2003.

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Paul Farmer with a Patient in Haiti


Photo showing Paul Farmer treating a patient in Haiti. From the blog Thoughts on Life, Literature, Politics, Philosophy, December 24, 2010:

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