Chapter 2 is set five years later, in the middle of December 1999. It follows Paul Farmer through a day of rounds at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. It describes the hospital's placement in Boston and its neighborhood, then moves on to describe Farmer, who dresses much more formally in Boston than in Haiti. Brigham and Women is a teaching hospital, and Farmer leads younger doctors on rounds to teach them. He quizzes them on preferred modes of treatment, and they spend a lot of time on a patient Kidder calls "Joe." Joe is 35, an alcoholic and a drug...
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