died today. Here's the NYTimes obit.
I met Dr. Farmer once at a book signing (I wrote about that in this 2004 post
), and he walked past me on Duke's campus once; he was on his way to a Board of Trustees meeting, and I was on my way to get coffee. His books were part of my reading for my thesis project in medical journalism. Farmer inspired my ScienceOnline efforts, and he's continued to inspire in my work. What a terrible loss. What an amazing life.#