Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World Part III, Chapter 14 Summary and Analysis

Tracy Kidder

Part III, Chapter 14 Summary and Analysis

While he was attending medical school, Farmer lived at St. Mary of the Angels. This church, in the largely Black Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, was run by Father Jack Roussin. Roussin was a was politically active priest, but also had a great sense of humor and accepted people: he knew Ophelia and Paul were sleeping together in Paul's room in the rectory but teased them about it rather than forbidding it. Father Jack served on Partners in Health's board of advisers until he moved to Carabayllo, a slum in Lima, Peru. Once there, he suggested PIH start a public health project there. Jim Kim agreed to do so. Kim had served as Paul's assistant for eight years and wanted to repeat Farmer's successes...

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