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Second suns [electronic resource] : Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives. David Oliver Relin.

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  • ISBN: 9780679603566 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: From the co-author of Three Cups of Tea comes the inspiring story of two very different doctors--one from the United States, the other from Nepal--united in a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness. In this transporting book, David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world's most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Tabin was the high-achieving bad boy of Harvard Medical School, an accomplished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as brilliant as he was unconventional. Ruit grew up in a remote Nepalese village, where he became intimately acquainted with the human costs of inadequate access to health care. Together they found their life's calling: tending to the afflicted people of the Himalayas, a vast mountainous region with an alarmingly high...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6228 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Medical.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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