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Book Review: Mountains Beyond Mountains

January 2, 2018

On a recent trip to our local bargain grocery store (United Grocery Outlet), I happened upon a stack of books for 50 cents each.  I didn't think that  there would be anything worth reading, but my eye was caught by this book about Dr. Paul Farmer.  Not because I knew who this person was, but because my maiden name is Farmer and my married name is Paul.  I took it as a sign from the universe that I was to read this book Mountains Beyond Mountains.  

 

 

I was hooked from the beginning and read every word, including the ending acknowledgements.  In essence, it is about a doctor who tries to cure the world one sick person at a time, but in the most poor places on the planet.  He tackles the big problems like Tuberculosis, & AIDS in places like Haiti, Peru and Siberia, while continuing a medical career in  Boston, MA.  He creates a team/nonprofit, and puts into action very  basic public health initiatives.  

 

One of my favorite parts of the book is when a benefactor who is basically footing the majority of the funding fo