Song of Haiti

Song of Haiti

The Lives of Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon at Albert Schweitzer Hospital of Deschapelles

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Larimer Mellon was the youngest son of Paul Mellon, renowned Pittsburgh financier, and seemed destined for a life of high finance and high society. Instead, he went to med-school and, upon graduating, moved with his wife Gwen to Haiti, the poorest country in the hemisphere. In one of the most isolated and impoverished areas of the country they built a hospital, and for the rest of his life Larry Mellon served as a physician there. To this day, Gwen Mellon remains at the hospital and in Haiti. Song of Haiti is a beautifully written look at the passion that drove this couple, and that inspired them to leave behind a world of almost unfathomable wealth and luxury and devote their lives to the poorest of the poor in a country far from home.
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781891620133
1891620134
Branch Call Number: 610.92 Paris 2000
Characteristics: xii, 344 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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