Dr. Paul Farmer, the subject of a new book, and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi on this edition of Fresh Air. Farmer is an infectious disease specialist, a medical anthropologist, and a recipient of the MacArthur "genius" grant. He divides his time between Harvard Medical School where he is a professor, the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston where he is Chairman of the Division of Social Medicine, and Haiti where he founded the medical care organization, Partners in Health. Farmer is the subject of the book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, by Pulitzer prize winning author Tracy Kidder.
Isaac Mizrahi is part of a new Turner Classic Movie series Style in Motion in which six fashion designers host an evening of classic Hollywood films which influenced their careers. Mizrahi hosts the films The Women (1938), Darling (1965), Roberta (1935), and Blow-Up (1966). (The series runs Monday nights in October. Mizrahi's night is October 13th). (Broadcast Date: September 25, 2003)