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'Mountains Beyond Mountains' Tells of Doctor's Quest

The new book Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World -- The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, tells the story of a physician who has treated countless impoverished patients. Dr. Farmer continues to fight for equity in healthcare for the world's poorest communities. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Tracy Kidder, the book's author.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
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