Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder
I had read Tracy Kidder's Among Schoolchildren many years ago and found it fascinating. This book was equally fascinating, if also disturbing on an existential level. The full title of this book is Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. It's inspiring and frustrating at the same time, as the subject is the substandard or nonexistent medical care available to poor people in many places in the world, and the work Dr. Farmer is doing, tirelessly, on their behalf. I'm glad there are people like Dr. Farmer and his staff out there and wish there were more, and that there was more that I could do.