"Farmer's work diverges strikingly from the current 'emerging infectious disease' literature, much of which misses essential points about causation that Farmer brings out very well. . . . It is sure to appeal to those general readers attracted to books like Garrett'sThe Coming Plague, as well as to readers in medicine, public health, and the sociomedical sciences."--Frederick L. Dunn, M.D. "Farmer argues against those who would insist that the health problems of the poor require and must await structural changes, that underdevelopment negates the efforts of physicians. He believes there is much that doctors can do, not simply as activists but as physicians."--Randall Packard, author ofWhite Plague, Black LaborPaul Farmer is the author of 'Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface', published 2001 under ISBN 9780520229136 and ISBN 0520229134.