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Mountains Beyond Mountains: One Doctor's Quest to Heal the World
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Mountains Beyond Mountains: One Doctor's Quest to Heal the World (Paperback)
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Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare. As a medical student, Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine - so readily available in the developed world - to those who need them most. Beginning in Haiti, he tackles the conditions that contribute to so many unnecessary deaths with his trademark combination of world-class expertise, unlimited compassion, and the unstinting dedication of friends and colleagues. Tracy Kidder's magnificent and moving account shows how, from achieving this modest dream, one person can make a difference in solving global problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems and medicine.

Biography >> Biography: general >> Biography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringMedical & Veterinary >> Medicine: general issues Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 13/01/2011 ISBN-13: 9781846684319  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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