Mountains Beyond Mountains

Mountains Beyond Mountains

The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World

Book - 2013
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Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world's most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385743181
9780375990991
Branch Call Number: YNF 610.92 KID
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: French, Michael 1944-

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bibliotechnocrat Dec 07, 2016

This is an inspiring biography of Paul Farmer, humanitarian extraordinaire. From building a hospital out of nothing in nowheresville Haiti, treating TB victims in Russian prisons and Peruvian villages, to finding ways to lower drug costs for multiple resistant TB treatments.... The man must be exhausting to work with. A bit of a hagiography, this is nonetheless a good read that shows what one man can do to make the world a better place.

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