An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16018 entries, 14076 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 14, 2024

FARMER, Paul Edward

2 entries
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Mountains beyond mountains: The quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world. By Tracy Kidder.

New York: Random House, 2003.

Traces the life of physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer with particular focus on his work fighting tuberculosis, especially in Haiti, Peru, and Russia.

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, Global Health, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis
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Fevers, feuds, and diamonds: Ebola and the ravages of history.

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

"Farmer first visited the Western African Ebola virus epidemic site in July 2014, and much of the book is devoted to his personal experiences. Reviewing the outbreak in 2020, he noted that there were almost no Ebola deaths in the U.S. or Europe. By Farmer's account, the West Africa Ebola death toll arose from the longstanding failure to invest in basic health infrastructure which resulted in a lack of proper medical care. Looking at the history of West Africa, Farmer blames the almost five centuries of European rule that resulted in the "rapacious extraction — of rubber latex, timber, minerals, gold, diamonds and human chattel" for the country's inability to provide adequate health care" (Wikipedia).

Subjects: Global Health, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease