An inspiring account by an acclaimed biographer of the lives of Larimer and Gwendolyn Mellon, who used their initiative and their wealth to build the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti, a place where life expectancy was once the lowest in the hemisphere.. 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.
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