Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
"But Paul Farmer is only 40 years old!" exclaimed a colleague when I
mentioned that I was reviewing Tracy Kidder's biography, Mountains Beyond Mountains. Indeed, Dr Farmer, co-founder of Partners
in Health (PIH), a Boston-based not-for-profit, and chair of the Department
of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at Brigham and Women's Hospital,
is a young man. Biographies of people his age typically recount the lives
of pop stars, internationally acclaimed athletes, or the dead-before-their-time.
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, is none of those.
Dillingham R. Profile. JAMA. 2004;291(4):497-498. doi:10.1001/jama.291.4.497