Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

By KIDDER, Tracy

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ISBN
978-0-385-74318-1 978-0-375-99099-1 978-0-307-98088-5
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 7–10—An adaptation of the 2003 adult book with the same title. It is an admiring biography constructed from long stretches of personal experience with Farmer, international health specialist and infectious disease expert, whose focus was always the Haitian poor. Farmer has spent his life taking modern medicine (as well as schools, houses, sanitation, and water systems) to a poverty-stricken area of Haiti and to underdogs around the world. Lending "a voice ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2013

With an MD and PhD from Harvard and a teaching position at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Paul Farmer states that what he wants in life is to be a country doctor. What he is, though, is a doctor to countries: poor countries around the globe such as Haiti, Peru, Russia, and Rwanda, where the citizens have major health problems and little access to care. Here, French adapts Kidder's adult examination of Farmer (first published ten years ago), leaving the ethnographic...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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