“There aren't enough men like Paul Farmer around and I think the world would be a much better place if half the Doctors of the world had the dedication this man has. I didn't exactly like the writing style of Kidder but he does a good job bringing his point across. This book brings attention to the disparity of wealth and health care distribution around the world, especially in Haiti. Like Kidder I could not help but wonder at times if Paul Farmer's colleagues went out of their way to help the sick and the dying not because they genuinely cared but for their own personal gain. Is there anything wrong with this some may ask? For me yes. Helping people, especially if you are a doctor should be done because you care and as a trained physician the first thing on your mind should be taking care of your patient and looking out for their well being, it should not be an opportunity to boost your ego by proving to others that you are a big shot. Public Health is the field I am going into and this book has sealed my belief that this is the right path for me. All in all, Paul Farmer's dedication is beyond anyone's imagination in today's lifestyle.”
Janice Seda wrote this review Wednesday, December 28, 2011.