Next One Book Project: Bestseller on Dr. Paul Farmer - Northwestern to read Tracy Kidder’s book on the physician ‘who would cure the world’

May 1, 2010. "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World " by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder has been chosen for One Book One Northwestern for the 2010-11 academic year.

The bestseller offers a passionate account of the attempts of Farmer, the Nobel-nominated physician and anthropologist, to secure health care for the poor in developing countries. Hailed as "a high priest of the narrative arts," Kidder devotes much of the book to Farmer's work through Partners in Health, which Farmer co-founded in 1987 to provide free health care and drugs to Haiti's poorest residents.

Farmer, a Harvard University professor of global health and social medicine, has been all over the news recently in his role as U.N. Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti. With former President Bill Clinton, he has been confronting the problems of helping tens of thousands of seriously disabled earthquake victims. Read on...

Source: Northwestern NewsCenter