"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.
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